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Archive for May, 2016

Jersey Water Works Delegation To Attend National Water Conference

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

A delegation from Jersey Water Works will represent New Jersey at the national One Water Summit in Atlanta.

Three New Jersey Cities Selected To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Gloucester City, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy will receive technical assistance and engineering support services to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work, and invest.

Tour of Newark’s AeroFarms and Discussion on Urban Agriculture

June 9, 2016
8:30 amto11:30 am

Tour of AeroFarms’ indoor aeroponic farm in Newark’s Ironbound District; followed by a panel discussion regarding new directions in sustainable urban farming for the global economy.

Tour is open only to the first 26 Urban Land Institute members who register.

Location: Community Multi-Purpose Room, Ironbound Early Learning Center, 1 New York Ave., Newark

More information and registration

Smart Growth Award-Winner Wesmont Station Opens

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ten years after winning a Smart Growth Award, and long after its associated residential development was completed, NJ Transit’s new Wesmont Station has finally opened.

Rutgers Business Symposium

June 3, 2016
8:00 amto1:00 pm

Rutgers Business School will host this business community symposiumto showcase the partnerships it has with Newark’s industry, schools and entrepreneurs that have succeeded in creating jobs, stronger businesses and change in the city.

Location: Bove Auditorium, Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park, Newark

More information

Registration

Built-Out Places Account for Majority of State’s Population Growth Since 2008

Friday, May 20th, 2016

New Census municipal data show that redevelopment continues to accelerate as a way to accommodate New Jersey’s population growth, and population losses continue to spread in the state’s exurban and rural areas.

Forum Roundup: Green Bonds: Financing our Future

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A special roundtable discussion at Redevelopment Forum 2016 focused on the opportunities green bonds present to fund resiliency efforts and water-infrastructure upgrades in New Jersey.

Leaders From 34 Municipalities Learn About Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

New Jersey Future recently hosted two workshops for municipal leaders in the Highlands and Pinelands, to introduce them to the benefits and opportunities presented by green infrastructure.

Pinelands Green Infrastructure Workshop for Design Professionals

May 24, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

What: Peer-to-peer training on types of green infrastructure and where and how to use them in the Pinelands to improve water quality and supply. The session will also focus on green infrastructure design, review, installation, maintenance, and myths.

Who should attend: Municipal, county and consulting engineers, landscape architects, and architects who design or review stormwater management systems for public- or private-sector projects.

There will be time for Q&A during a panel discussion, and lunch will be provided. After lunch, an optional tour of the green infrastructure installations at NJM’s campus will be given. 3 CEU and landscape architect credits have been applied for and are pending.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Highlands Green Infrastructure Workshop for Design Professionals

May 26, 2016
10:30 amto1:30 pm

What: Peer-to-peer training on the types of green infrastructure and where and how to use them in the Highlands to improve water quality and supply. The session will also focus on green infrastructure design, review, installation, maintenance, and myths.

Who should attend: Municipal, county and consulting engineers, landscape architects, and architects who design or review stormwater management systems for public- or private-sector projects.

The workshop will be facilitated in part by Michele Adams, president of Meliora Design, who will lead the peer-to peer-training. There will be time for Q&A, and lunch will be provided. 3 CEU and Landscape architects credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

The event is free, but registration is required.

This workshop is a part of New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure program, which aims to make green infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management in New Jersey.

 

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