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Archive for October, 2013

Lessons From Sandy: Planning for What Lies Ahead

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A day-long conference examined future risks from severe weather, and the steps New Jersey needs to take in order to be better protected.

Key Issues: Divergent Views on Jobs and the Economy

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This is the latest in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign 20th Anniversary Benefit

November 7, 2013
6:00 pmto9:30 pm

Join the Tri-State Transportation Campaign for their 20th Anniversary Benefit on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:00-9:30 pm at top of the Garden (251 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001).

For ticket or sponsorship information, click here.

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Webinar 2: Taking Advantage of the New and Improved Noncontiguous Cluster Tool

December 10, 2013
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

This is the second webinar of a two-part series on New Jersey’s updated cluster development tools.  Part One is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3

Webinar 2: Taking Advantage of the New and Improved Noncontiguous Cluster Tool
Insights for Planners and Land Use Attorneys

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, noon – 1:30 p.m. Registration.

(Approved for 1.5 AICP-Law CM Credits,  CLE Credits Pending)

This second session goes into greater detail on the new law. Experienced practitioners will explain its new features and how municipal planners and attorneys can apply them to craft cluster development ordinances that address community goals.  Speakers will cover how to structure a non-contiguous cluster program that is attractive to developers from a financial and risk perspective and how to integrate cluster development ordinances into local open space and farmland preservation programs.  Audience members will have ample opportunity to ask questions.  (more…)

Webinar: Noncontiguous Cluster – New Jersey’s New and Improved Planning Tool

December 3, 2013
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

First of a two-part series on New Jersey’s updated cluster development tools.  Part Two is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Webinar 1: Noncontiguous Cluster –New Jersey’s New and Improved Planning Tool

An Introduction for Local Officials, Planning Board Members and Interested Citizens

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m. Registration.

(Approved for 1.0 AICP-CM Credit)

The first of a two-part webinar series on the state’s new non-contiguous cluster law, intended for communities seeking to preserve land and while directing growth to locations that make sense.  This webinar is intended for local officials, planning board members and interested citizens, and will explain how non-contiguous cluster development works, with illustrated case studies and resources for getting started.  Speakers will also address how to plan for attractive, walkable neighborhoods and centers, with input and support from the community.  (more…)

Rebuilding by Design

October 28, 2013 6:00 pmtoOctober 29, 2013 8:30 pm

Evening Reception at NJIT – RSVP

6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
150 Bleeker Street, University Heights, Newark, NJ
Campus Center, 2nd Floor – map

Parking available on MLK Blvd. and Raymond Blvd.
Also accessible via NJT/Light Rail – Directions

Both events are free and open to the public. If you are not able to join  in person at one of these receptions visit rebuildbydesign.org where starting on Monday, October 28, designs will be posted for public comment.

Key Issues: Silence on the Environment

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This is the second in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Key Issues: A Hefty Pricetag for Rail Tunnel, Transportation Projects

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This is the first in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Four Key Issues for New Jersey’s Future

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Unless we focus on difficult, long-term issues, we risk making New Jersey less competitive and hindering our future growth and prosperity.

Community Resilience Planning: Getting Beyond Climate Disasters

November 1, 2013
9:00 amto2:00 pm

The purpose of this panel discussion and workshop is to provide communities in Northern New Jersey with cutting-edge tools and techniques to move beyond mere climate- and disaster-preparedness toward a state of dynamic resilience.

Organizers:
Masters Program in Sustainability Studies, RCNJ
Sustainable Jersey, TCNJ
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Barnegat Bay Partnership
ANJEC

Place: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Friends Hall

For more information, click here.

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Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar. – See more at: https://www.njfuture.org/?m=20131005&cat=131#sthash.rLx9PGKD.dpuf
Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar. – See more at: https://www.njfuture.org/?m=20131005&cat=131#sthash.rLx9PGKD.dpuf
Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar. – See more at: https://www.njfuture.org/?m=20131005&cat=131#sthash.rLx9PGKD.dpuf

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