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Archive for February, 2013

Cluster Development Bill Advances

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The cluster development bill is advancing in the New Jersey State Legislature; key contacts and bill text.

So you passed a Complete Streets policy. NOW what?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Once a town passes a Complete Streets resolution, the important work of getting it implemented begins. Here are some best practices.

Market Demand Drives Increase in Multifamily Building Permits in New Jersey

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The recent signs of recovery in New Jersey’s homebuilding industry can be traced in large part to a market-driven surge in building permits issued for multi-family construction.

Resilient New Jersey: Adapting Water Infrastructure to the “New Normal”

April 9, 2013
9:00 amto1:00 pm

A Public Hearing of the New Jersey Clean Water Council 
401 East State Street – Public Hearing Room

The New Jersey Clean Water Council will hold its 2012 public hearing (postponed due to Superstorm Sandy) with a revised topic that focuses on improving the resilience of our water infrastructure.  A term with many meanings, resilience can be considered “the capacity to adapt successfully in the presence of risk and adversity.”  There is no question that our water infrastructure has been the victim of adversity over the years – Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy are only the two most recent catastrophic events.  Whether the causes are river flooding, coastal storm surges and wave action, high winds, power failures or inadequate asset management, the ongoing and likely risks to water infrastructure are becoming clearer and of greater concern with each year.  How should New Jersey respond?  What roles should State government play? 

The Commissioner of NJDEP, Bob Martin, is scheduled to provide an overview of NJDEP’s ongoing thinking regarding these issues.  Public testimony is invited, leading to formal recommendations by the Clean Water Council to the Commissioner.  A detailed public hearing notice will be released soon.  To pre-register for the public hearing, please contact Geraldine Skrajewski, NJDEP, at GeraldinedotSkrajewskiatdepdotstatedotnjdotus  (GeraldinedotSkrajewskiatdepdotstatedotnjdotus)  

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Hurricane Sandy: Recover, Restore and Rebuild

March 7, 2013
8:30 amto11:30 am

Hurricane Sandy: Recover, Restore and Rebuild: Incentives & Programs for Residents, Businesses & Local Governments

Woodbridge Community Center
600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

CEU Credits requested for County & Municipal Finance Officers, Public Works Managers, Municipal Clerks, and Qualified Purchasing Agents

REGISTER

In the wake of “Superstorm Sandy”, New Jersey is faced with the challenge of rebuilding vital infrastructure. Homes, businesses, and municipal facilities were all affected. This workshop is designed to highlight new and existing incentives that are available to assist residents, businesses, and the public sector in rebuilding with energy efficiency and future savings in mind. Outreach strategies and tools that municipalities and Green Teams can use to educate their communities on these programs will also be discussed

To see what topics will be covered, and for list of presenters, view the flyer.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

Hurricane Sandy: Recover, Restore & Rebuild

February 25, 2013
8:30 amto11:30 am

Hurricane Sandy: Recover, Restore & Rebuild: Incentives & Programs for Residents, Businesses & Local Governments

Toms River Municipal Building, Council Room

33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08754

CEU Credits have been requested for County & Municipal Finance Officers, Public Works Managers, Municipal Clerks, and Qualified Purchasing Agents

REGISTER

In the wake of “Superstorm Sandy,” New Jersey is faced with the challenge of rebuilding vital infrastructure. Homes, businesses, and municipal facilities were all affected. This workshop is designed to highlight new and existing incentives that are available to assist residents, businesses, and the public sector in rebuilding with energy efficiency and future savings in mind. Outreach strategies and tools that municipalities and Green Teams can use to educate their communities on these programs will also be discussed

To see what topics will be covered, and for list of presenters, view the flyer.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

 

 

HUD Secretary Donovan To Speak at Redevelopment Forum

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

HUD Secretary Donovan, who is leading the long-term post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding effort, will talk about the issues his task force will need to address.

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