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Archive for June, 2015

New Jersey Moves to Final Round in National Disaster Resiliency Competition

Monday, June 29th, 2015

New Jersey has reached the final round of the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and has been invited to move forward to the second and final phase.

Webinar: Zoning for Solar Energy

July 9, 2015
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Hosted by Pace Land Use Law Center on behalf of the NY-Sun PV Trainers Network. This presentation will review strategies and best practices for developing a clear, comprehensive, and enforceable solar regulatory framework. The workshop will present sample provisions for permitted uses, dimensional standards, development standards and definitions. In addition, optional provisions, such as solar access and solar ready home requirements will be reviewed. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

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New Study Shines a Light on Mixed-Income Housing Around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A new analysis of income distribution in the neighborhoods around New Jersey’s transit stations shows that the benefits of access to transit are not always available across all income groups.

Main Street NJ: Dominate Downtown Design

July 22, 2015
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Join Seanette Corkill and Mike Lydon on July 22 in Highland Park to learn ways to make your downtown look extraordinary by enhancing and activating its storefronts and public spaces!  REGISTER NOW – only half the seats are left!

Session Details

The Seven Essentials of Effective Storefronts

Your story starts long before customers walk in the door but once they’re there, do they like what they see? Are they happy they made the trip? From sidewalks to signage, from windows to  paint, from the front door all the way to the back, everything matters and even a series of small changes can make a big impact on how many and who walks in your door.

The Naked Truth About “Well-Dressed” Windows 

You can’t always paint or add a new sign overnight but you CAN change your windows. Windows are some of the most valuable real estate you pay for each month – learn how to get your money’s worth out of them and delight and engage everyone who walks by your store.

Using Tactical Urbanism to Make Your District Extraordinary

What is Tactical Urbanism and how can you apply it effectively in your district and community to make it extraordinary? Get an real-world overview of core Tactical Urbanism principles and project types that you can use NOW and typically for not a lot of money.  This session includes a break-out workshop to help you drill down to specific projects for your particular situation.

Remember:  MSNJ communities have full scholarships available and members of Downtown New Jersey, Transit Village, APA-NJ, and Classic Towns receive 10% off the registration fee.  Contact your organization representative for the special codes!

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New Report Highlights National Trend: Corporations Are Investing Downtown

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A new report highlights corporations that have focused on downtown for relocation or expansion, and offers strategies for urban areas that want to attract corporate investment.

Energy Master Plan Public Hearing — Galloway Township

August 17, 2015
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Richard Stockton State College, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway

Energy Master Plan Public Hearing — Trenton

August 13, 2015
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Location: State House Annex, Committee Room 11, 125 W. State St., Trenton

Energy Master Plan Public Hearing — Newark

August 11, 2015
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Location: Seton Hall Law School, 1109 Raymond Boulevard, Newark

Millennials, ‘Alternative’ Economy Shape Downtown Redevelopment Trends

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference, the focus was on the way Millennials and alternative economies are transforming traditional downtowns.

Live Webcast: Why Companies Are Moving Downtown

June 18, 2015
9:00 amto11:00 am

Webcast to accompany the launch of Smart Growth America’s new report on companies moving to downtown locations.

More information and registration.

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