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Archive for September, 2013

State Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Sound Planning, Housing Affordability

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidating COAH’s growth-share rules is a major victory for sound planning as well as for housing affordability.

Voters in S. Hunterdon Approve Regional School District

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Voters in three S. Hunterdon municipalities overwhelmingly approved regionalization of their schools, something that can have significant land-use implications as well as academic and financial benefits.

Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon

November 19, 2013
11:30 amto1:45 pm

Celebrate Sustainable Jersey’s newly certified communities at their fifth Annual Luncheon

Where: Crown Ballroom, Sheraton Convention Center, Atlantic City, N.J.

More information and registration

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Sustainable Jersey – Urban Suburban Rural Caucus

October 17, 2013
5:30 pmto8:30 pm

Play a leadership role in helping improve the Sustainable Jersey program.  Attendees will discuss ways to better refine the actions and the program to be relevant to different types of municipalities, namely urban, suburban and rural communities. Click here to register.

University Medical Center of Princeton, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro Twp., NJ 08536

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Redevelopment Planning Law

October 16, 2013 9:30 amtoOctober 17, 2013 4:30 pm

This two-day course on the redevelopment planning process will provide a broader understanding of the crucial issues, steps and challenges associated with the New Jersey’s Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL).  The workshop includes an in-depth review of the LRHL, an analysis of the redevelopment planning process designations, discussion on how to engage the community in the redevelopment planning process, review and examination of the redevelopment plan in relations to current legal issues and challenges, review of the mandatory and optional provisions of the redeveloper’s agreement, and discussions on some of the recent legal and public policy issues on redevelopment such as eminent domain, environmental liability and relocation. For more information, click here.

Newark HUD Office
One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Blvd., 13th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102

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New Legislation Changes the Smart Growth Playing Field

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Two new pieces of legislation, dealing with economic incentives and non-condemnation in redevelopment areas, offer opportunities to focus New Jersey’s development in smart-growth areas.

An Evening at the Shore

October 29, 2013
5:00 pmto7:30 pm

Celebrating the Jersey Shore’s spirit and resilience one year after 
Superstorm Sandy

A cocktail reception supporting New Jersey Future’s Sandy rebuilding work.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

McLoone’s Pier House
One Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, N.J.

For more information or to register, click here

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Sustainable Jersey Leadership Forum

October 28, 2013
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Sustainable Jersey is bringing together Green Teams and sustainability leaders to foster regional collaboration, joint projects and to share best practices and resources. During the forum, you will be able to:

Network with attendees and meet with organizations, agencies and businesses ready to support or assist you with your sustainability initiatives and projects.

Learn about regional collaborations currently underway from Sustainable Jersey, South Jersey Gas, Stockton State College and local Green Teams.

Participate in facilitated discussions to talk about ways to work together on regional sustainability issues, funding opportunities, and resources.

Stockton College
101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205

Registration is free, but required. Register here.

HUD Rebuild by Design Public Workshop

September 18, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Rebuild by Design is a multi-stage regional design competition that will develop innovative approaches to enhancing resiliency in Hurricane Sandy–affected communities. The competition seeks to learn from direct experience, local perspective, and citizen insights as communities across the region rebuild and renew. 

Ten international teams of designers and resiliency professionals are now embarking on an eight-month research and design process that will generate innovative planning and design approaches to the region’s post-Sandy challenges. Join us at a public where neighbors and community leaders will play a crucial role in helping shape competition priorities and outcomes. Share your experiences and ideas for your community with the participating teams. Your on-the-ground perspective will help Rebuild by Design develop appropriate solutions that respond to local and regional needs.

Registration is free, but required. 

Berkeley Hotel, Kingsley Ballroom
Asbury Park, NJ

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Five Ways Social Entrepreneurship Could Disrupt Traditional Planning and Development

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

A new report examines a range of technology-driven innovations that have the potential to disrupt the traditional processes of planning and development.

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