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Archive for May, 2017

Census Numbers Confirm Renewed Growth in Urban Areas

Friday, May 26th, 2017

New Census figures confirm that resurgent urban areas in New Jersey are leading the state’s growth.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

Engagement by Design: a discussion on innovative engagement tactics

June 7, 2017
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

Since the Hurricane Sandy Competition ended there have been almost 400 public meetings with communities to help shape the projects. Rebuild has been observing these meetings and have chosen the Best Practices of Community Engagement. This event will explore four of the best practice examples from the government and community perspectives.

Examples to be explored include: virtual reality, decoding the EIS, implementation principles and how physical spaces can invite conversations.

Registration is free but recommended.  More information!

Policy by Design: a discussion on rebuilding with resilience

May 18, 2017
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

A discussion on the policy aspects of projects from the Hurricane Sandy Competition Projects including green infrastructure, regional coordination, coastal defenses and institutionalization. The report, Rebuilding with Resilience Policy Report outlines the opportunities learned from the Sandy projects other cities can address to build resilient infrastructure.


20 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003

Registration is free but recommended. More information!


Creative Placemaking Series: Workshop #1 – Introduction to Placemaking

May 24, 2017
8:30 amto1:00 pm

Join Together North Jersey for the first of a three-part series of workshops on Creative Placemaking as a tool to foster economic benefits in a community.  This first session introduces the overarching placemaking process. Workshops #2 and #3 will cover the fundamentals Creative Placemaking, the process of using the arts and other cultural activities as the foundation for your placemaking program, and will take place in the late summer to early fall.


‘Re-Forum’ Will Tackle Updates to State’s Land-Use Law

Friday, May 5th, 2017

An upcoming “re-forum” will examine ways to update New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law in order to incorporate innovative planning techniques, streamline local review processes and avoid inconsistencies with other municipal, county and state planning documents.

Regional Storm Surge Barrier Conference

May 18, 2017
8:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center, Seven World Trade Center

More information and registration

Repositioning and Redeveloping New Jersey

June 20, 2017
7:30 amto11:00 am

Location: Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd.Holmdel

More information and registration

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