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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.

Somerset County Business Partnership Economic Competitiveness Summit

June 7, 2013
8:00 amto12:00 pm

In collaboration with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Somerset County Planning Board, the Business Partnership is pleased to present a conference to showcase Somerset County’s Economic Competitiveness. The purpose of this conference is to educate the business community on the challenges and opportunities facing Somerset County, and more importantly, the economic development strategies we will be implementing to help your business compete.
An active, focused economic development program is critical as our economy recovers. We are asking the business community to support this conference by taking a sponsorship and planning to attend.

New Jersey Future’s research director, Tim Evans, will be a moderator on the first panel.  For more information, click here.

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DUNES, MORE DUNES AND DOUGH

May 8, 2013
8:30 amto12:30 pm

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY ~ WILSON HALL AUDITORIUM

Panel 1: Harvey Cedars and Sandy: Implications for Easements, Dunes and Beach Restoration

Panel 2: Public Officials Perspectives: Easements; Dunes, and Beach Restoration

Kindly register by Friday, May 3, 2013 with Theresa Lowy ~ tlowyatmonmouthdotedu

For more information, click here.

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Downtown New Jersey Annual Meeting

May 16, 2013
8:00 amto1:30 pm

The past year has seen New Jersey downtowns dealing with an increasing number of managed districts in turmoil, downtowns exploring new approaches and alternatives to redevelopment, and Superstorm Sandy. This compact conference is being offered at a location where both redevelopment issues and the impact of Sandy have come to play; Pier Village, the first stage of redevelopment in Long Branch.

For more information, click here.

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Smart Growth Awards

June 6, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored nearly 80 projects with Smart Growth Awards. Winners are selected from a statewide public nomination process by an independent jury of professional developers, architects, planners and redevelopment experts.

Winners will be honored at our annual Smart Growth Awards gala celebration in the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, One Newark Center in Newark, NJ on June 6  from 5:30-8:00 pm. For a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.

Registration Information: Tickets are $125 until May 15, after May 15 price is $150 and $175 week of the event.  Register Now!

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Using Creative Assets to Achieve Points in the Sustainable Jersey Program

May 2, 2013
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Does your sustainability plan include the arts? Learn how to connect your creative assets to economic and community development planning to shape more sustainable communities. Come learn how your municipality can use its creative assets to achieve points in the Sustainable Jersey Program. This session will feature a short overview of Sustainable Jersey and its current “arts and culture” actions. Hear from municipalities and organizations that have already established creative teams, conducted asset inventories and developed creative placemaking plans. There will be time for Q&A.

A tentative agenda includes:

  • An overview of the Sustainable Jersey program

  • Why the arts are important to sustainability

  • Explanation and Case Studies of “Arts and Culture Actions” in Sustainable Jersey

  • Establish a Creative Team
  • Create Assets Inventory
  • Creative Placemaking Plan

To register, click here.

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Options and Incentives to Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools

May 9, 2013
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

This workshop focuses on how school districts can improve energy efficiency in existing, renovated, and new K-12 schools; reduce energy costs, and create a range of environmental, economic and educational benefits.

Topics include: the benefits of energy efficiency in K-12 schools; approaches to improving energy efficiency in new and existing schools; implementation strategies for effective programs; investment and financing opportunities, including NJ BPU programs that provide financial and technical assistance; case studies of school districts that have successfully improved energy efficiency.

Presenters Include:

  • Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey
  • Michael Thulen, NJ Board of Public Utilities, Division of Economic Development and Energy Policy
  • John Samuel, Energy Specialist, Kingsway Regional School District
  • Stephanie Voorhees, Business Administrator, Flemington – Raritan Regional School Distric

For more information or to register, click here.

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Local Leadership on Clean Energy

May 7, 2013
3:00 pmto5:30 pm

Sustainable Jersey will be holding workshops to assist municipalities and Green Team members to educate residents and business owners on energy-saving programs and incentives available through the NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Clean Energy Program (NJBPU). Attendees will hear directly from representatives of the NJ Board of Public Utilities about the vast array of programs available to residents and businesses which can save both money and energy. Staff members from Sustainable Jersey will also discuss successful new outreach tools and strategies that have been piloted by New Jersey municipalities in the last year.

Who Should Attend? This workshop will share valuable information relevant to individuals, businesses, municipalities and schools, especially those responsible for purchasing and/or maintaining municipal and school facilities.

For more information or to register, click here.

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Local Leadership on Clean Energy

May 1, 2013
4:00 pmto6:30 pm

Sustainable Jersey will be holding workshops to assist municipalities and Green Team members to educate residents and business owners on energy-saving programs and incentives available through the NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Clean Energy Program (NJBPU). Attendees will hear directly from representatives of the NJ Board of Public Utilities about the vast array of programs available to residents and businesses which can save both money and energy. Staff members from Sustainable Jersey will also discuss successful new outreach tools and strategies that have been piloted by New Jersey municipalities in the last year.

Who Should Attend? This workshop will share valuable information relevant to individuals, businesses, municipalities and schools, especially those responsible for purchasing and/or maintaining municipal and school facilities.

For more information or to register, click here.

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