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Archive for November, 2016

Forum on Race, Place and Opportunity

December 16, 2016
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Building One New Jersey is featuring Princeton professor Mitch Duneier who will discuss his new book Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea. This an important and well-timed examination of the history and legacy of the “ghetto” as a 500 year old social and physical construct that informs our understanding of present day segregation in America and New Jersey including its impact on our current political dysfunction, policy failures and inability to respond to the intersecting issues of racial justice and economic inequality.

Other presenters will provide context including political analysis related to the recent election from Algernon Austin, former director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race and the Economy, and Lawrence Levy of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University as well as a panel of local leaders including Rutgers law professor Elise Boddie, former director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

We are going to close with a brief holiday reception and award ceremony recognizing Building One New Jersey’s allies and champions of economic and racial justice including: Montclair Councilman and NJEA Secretary Treasurer, Sean Spiller, John Ballantyne of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, William Castner of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Reverend Dr. Lester Taylor of the General Baptist Convention, Antoinette Brevard of St. Luke CDC and Marlene Lao-Collins of Catholic Charities. There will also be a tribute to Mayor Lizette Parker, Building One New Jersey’s 2014 Elected Leader of the Year, who tragically and unexpectedly passed away earlier this year.

Location: Frist Campus Center, Princeton University

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State of the Raritan Watershed Conference

December 3, 2016
9:00 amto11:30 am

State Geologist Jeffrey L. Hoffman will be the guest speaker at Raritan Headwaters’ annual “State of Our Watershed” conference. He will speak on the topic of “Groundwater in New Jersey – Recent Investigations of Quantity and Quality.”

Location: Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission campus, 37 Hoffman’s Crossing Road, Califon.

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Planning and Developing for Boomers, Millennials and Immigrants

The development process in New Jersey is lengthy and cumbersome. It can take several years to bring projects to fruition. For this reason, developers, businesses and municipalities and the attorneys who advise them, must take the long view and understand the “big” demographic and economic pictures in order to plan and execute successful projects and provide supporting infrastructure.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq. New Brunswick

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The Mount Laurel Doctrine — Progress or Knot?

December 15, 2016
7:30 amto11:30 am

Location: Newark Museum

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Building a Thriving New Jersey Planning Meeting

December 15, 2016
9:30 amto1:00 pm

Learn about the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s campaign to Build a Thriving New Jersey, and what actions can be taken to drive change in New Jersey’s communities.

Location: Trenton

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New Jersey Future Hosts National Gathering

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

New Jersey Future hosted the annual gathering of state and regional smart-growth organizations in downtown Newark.

Art in the Capital City

Monday, November 14th, 2016

New Jersey Future’s office was one of many locations throughout Trenton to host local artists during Art All Day.

New Reports Assess State’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Two new reports from the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance at Rutgers University detail New Jersey’s vulnerability to projected sea-level rise.

New Jersey Working Families Summit

November 12, 2016
10:00 amto1:00 pm

Policy and solution discussions in the areas of education, housing, transportation, economic justice and more.

Location: Essex County College main campus, Newark

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Gateway Tunnel Preferred Alternatives Open House

November 10, 2016
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

Location: Secaucus Junction Rail Station Upper Level Long Hallway, County Road & County Avenue

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