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Archive for July, 2015

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

ULI Philadelphia Networking Event

August 6, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Party in Atlantic City!

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Revitalizing New Jersey: Turning Existing Assets into Future Communities

August 5, 2015
8:00 amto11:00 am

When it comes to the future of development in New Jersey, the old corporate headquarters, historic warehouses, and huge suburban office parks can’t be ignored. Join expert developers, municipal leaders, and innovative design professionals as they detail their efforts to reinvent and revitalize the existing assets of New Jersey. Learn about repositioning strategies, the process of marketing to attract new tenants, and the advances in design that are giving projects like Bell Works the edge.

Location: Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel

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Sustainable Jersey Webinar: How Effective Parking Management Leads to More Livable Communities

August 12, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm


Teri Jover, Managing Director, New Jersey Future

Jim Constantine, Principal, Looney Ricks Kiss

Jay Muldoon, Metuchen Borough Council Liaison to Parking Authority


Parking is a critical piece of a community’s infrastructure. It plays an important role in developing “mixed-use projects” and sustainable transportation.  Parking also has a direct impact on the ability to create compact, healthy communities.


Overly restrictive parking requirements can thwart efforts to build walkable communities that require less parking. Too little parking can impact retailers and the financing of residential development. Ultimately, decisions made about parking affect the livability of our communities.


This webinar will focus on the new “Effective Parking Management” action that seeks to help New Jersey municipalities “right-size” their parking. It highlights the importance of properly evaluating parking demand and then discusses strategies that municipalities may employ to address their specific parking needs.


Learn about:

  • Strategies that work to make existing parking more efficient
  • Strategies that reduce future parking demand
  • Strategies that enhance (or do not hinder) walkability


Then hear how Metuchen has successfully utilized these strategies.


1 CEU for planners requested from APA

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New Jersey Future Board Chairman Named to Monmouth University’s First Endowed Chair in Real Estate Policy

Monday, July 27th, 2015

New Jersey Future’s board chairman is named to Monmouth University’s first endowed chair in real estate policy.

Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

October 27, 2015toOctober 28, 2015

Location: Harrah’s, Atlantic City

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New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Annual Conference

October 20, 2015 4:00 pmtoOctober 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Back to the Future – Focus on Flood Preparedness

The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management’s annual conference creates a forum for the region and nation’s foremost experts in floodplain management.

The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement, floodplain management and emergency management to participate in plenary sessions and concurrent sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The conference provides training opportunities and networking events.

The conference includes a moderated Cracker Barrel session on a wide array of topics on the evening of October 20; a full conference program on October 21; a half-day program on October 22; and a proctored Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam on the afternoon of October 22.

Location: Bally’s, Atlantic City

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State Planning Commission Set To Extend Center Designations; Leaves Coastal Towns at Risk

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The State Planning Commission is set to extend center designations another three years, even though this action invites coastal towns to put new development in locations vulnerable to flooding and sea-level rise.

Two New Transit Villages Named, Including Second Bus-Centered Designation

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The state’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages have been designated, including the second one anchored by a bus terminal.

Making Our Coastline Both Resilient and Prosperous

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.

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