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City of Water Day Regional Resiliency Summit

July 19, 2013
8:00 amto12:30 pm

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA), a non-profit agency with a regional mission to “transform the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Waterways to make them cleaner and more accessible,” is hosting its 6th annual City of Water Day Festival on July 20, 2013 , the largest harbor festival in the NY/NJ metropolitan region. This year in light of recovery efforts post-Superstorm Sandy, MWA is expanding it’s festivities to include the City of Water Day Regional Resiliency Summit to be held on July 19th. Sponsored in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, two distinguished panels will discuss their visions for an integrated regional approach against future storm events that focus on resiliency and livability.

Location: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. For more information, click here.

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Reinventing New Jersey’s Obsolete Suburban Office Campus – The Local and Statewide Impacts

July 12, 2013
8:30 amto1:30 pm

New Jersey League of Municipalities Foundation Conference:

New Jersey experienced one of the greatest suburban office building booms in history during the 1980s.  Our globally recognized core economic specialization was automobile-dependent suburban office campuses, the nation’s cutting-edge growth model at the time.  But, this office empire is now between 23 and 33 years of age.  It is not only aging, but in many cases it is obsolete.  Information technology, globalization, and demographics have changed the very internal functions of office buildings, and their preferred locations.  Municipalities facing declining office ratables must work with developers to reimagine the suburban office campus. 

Attendees will learn about the 21st century office market, examine properties that have been reinvented, and discuss the many issues stemming from the new market realities.  Learn how to be proactive to reinvent the office campus in your community, preserving rateables, jobs, and infrastructure.

Where:
Special Events Forum
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901

For more information,  click here.

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New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure: The Biggest Risk Is Doing Nothing

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Experts at a symposium detail how New Jersey’s water infrastructure is antiquated and disintegrating, and assert that continued inaction will only raise the cost of fixing it and lower the state’s economic competitiveness.

Sandy: One Year Later Conference

October 29, 2013
8:00 amto4:00 pm

The Superstorm Sandy anniversary conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.

The event, presented by Monmouth University, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Recovery Fund, will focus on …

  • What we’ve done
  • What we’ve learned
  • What still needs to be done 

For details about the conference, or to register, click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somerset County Forum Highlights Economic Competitiveness Needs

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Somerset County is analyzing where to invest for growth and how to retrofit obsolete suburban office parks now that employers are once again focusing on transit-accessible locations.

Post-Sandy Resiliency Planning Assistance Grants Available

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The New Jersey Dept. of Community Affairs is making $5 million in federal disaster recovery funds available to municipalities for resiliency planning.

Slow Growth, Old Infrastructure Mean a Need for Innovation and Reinvestment

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The revitalization of New Jersey’s cities and centers mean that investments in infrastructure will need to focus on reinvestment and innovation for sustainability.

Reform Task Force Calls for Large Cut in Property Taxes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities unveiled a proposal to reform the state’s property tax system by shifting part of the burden to a broader state income tax.

New Jersey Residents Want More Resiliency Post-Sandy, but at No Cost

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

A new survey shows that since Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey residents understand better the implications of climate change but don’t want to pay for necessary changes to improve their communities’ resiliency.

Bill To Increase Aid to Sandy-Stricken Communities Introduced in Congress

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives by several New Jersey legislators would, if passed, direct additional aid to Sandy-stricken communities in the state.

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