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Archive for April, 2013

Cluster Development Bill Sails through the Assembly

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

New Jersey Assembly overwhelmingly approves the cluster development bill, which could see a Senate vote as soon as May 13.

Sandy Recovery Action Plan Doesn’t Commit to Resiliency Planning, Sustainability

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Gov. Christie’s Sandy Recovery Action Plan doesn’t include funds, or a requirement, for long-term resiliency planning. Without those, New Jersey’s rebuilding efforts will not prepare the state sufficiently for the next major weather disaster.

Regional Planning in the Pinelands: Well-Directed Growth, but What Effect on Natural Resources?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Pinelands Protection Act appears to have been effective at steering growth within its jurisdiction, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that the area’s overall growth doesn’t degrade critical natural resources.

Concern Expressed Over Lack of Planning Funds in Sandy Recovery Action Plan

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Concerns over Gov. Christie’s Sandy Recovery Action Plan include insufficient funds for planning, too little assistance for low-income renters.

Forum Roundup: The Balancing Act Between Ports and Their Hosts

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The differing needs that ports have from their host municipalities leads to an ongoing balancing act across multiple jurisdictions.

Incorporating Health Into All Policies

Monday, April 1st, 2013

An effort to incorporate public health impacts into all policies can result in smarter transportation and local land-use planning.

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