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Archive for April 21st, 2015

New Directions for Addressing Problem Properties

May 12, 2015
8:00 amto4:00 pm

Location: Trenton War Memorial

Communities of all sizes and types in New Jersey are confronting increasing numbers of vacant and problem properties, destabilizing neighborhoods and impeding economic development. Hear from practitioners in New Jersey and around the United States about the most promising new directions in dealing with problem properties, including getting the most out of code enforcement as a problem property strategy, effective ways of dealing with problem landlords and rental properties, and how New Jersey municipalities are combining tools creatively to tackle these issues.

This workshop will be useful for:

  • Mayors and other local elected officials
  • State, county and local government professionals and practitioners in code enforcement, public safety, and public health
  • Housing, planning and community development professionals
  • Developers, realtors and real estate lenders
  • Neighborhood and community leaders

In addition to in-depth presentations, participants can participate in breakout sessions with nationally-known experts to explore the nuts and bolts of implementing these strategies in their own communities, and to learn from each other through informal interaction and exchange.

Space is limited. For more information and to register for the New Directions workshop, please contact Shoshanna Page  (spageattescdotedu)  , (609)777-4351 x. 4265.


United Nations Visit to Hoboken

April 28, 2015
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Representatives from the UNISDR (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will travel to Hoboken as part of the UN’s “Making Cities Resilient” campaign. The delegation will officially honor Hoboken as a “Role Model City” thanks to its comprehensive resiliency strategy, which includes the winning Rebuild by Design project Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge. Help us congratulate Hoboken as it garners international recognition for its resilience efforts.

Location: Pier A, 1st Street

Rain Barrel Workshop

April 25, 2015
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Watershed Ambassador Rachel McGovern will show how to capture and reuse rain water in a home garden with a rain barrel. Visitors will be able to examine the innovative water management features of the new Watershed Center before constructing their own rain barrel under Rachel’s guidance. Fee of $50 per rain barrel includes all materials to construct one barrel, which will then be available to take home. Registration and prepayment are required. This workshop is co-sponsored by Hopewell Environmental Commission.

New Jersey Future Joins National Infrastructure Week With Free Webinar May 14

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Free webinar as part of Infrastructure Week will will highlight effective communications tools to build support for water infrastructure upgrades.

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