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Watershed Stormwater Conference

December 11, 2017
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Hosted by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Location: 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534

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Stormwater is a significant problem in New Jersey. From severe flooding to intense droughts and polluted drinking water, there are direct and indirect impacts on our health and safety.

Come learn from New Jersey’s experts about stormwater problems and solutions on Monday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Watershed Center in Pennington. See the total extent of impacts of polluted runoff and find out how you can get involved. Understand what to look for in reviewing a stormwater management plan and learn how other jurisdictions are handling the problem. Then wrap the day up with a discussion about the future needs of New Jersey’s stormwater management.

Hear from experts at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Princeton Hydro, the National Resources Defense Council, and others.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Lunch will also be provided. Advance tickets are $25.00.

We welcome NGO’s, engineers, members of Environmental Commissions, Planning and Zoning Boards, as well as members of the general public interested in learning about the problems and solutions surrounding stormwater.

Webinar: Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce

November 15, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Part of the Soak Up The Rain New England Webinar Series

Location: online

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As the number of green infrastructure projects like rain gardens, bioswales, green
streets, green roofs and other best management practices expands, there is
growing interest in the possibility that the green stormwater movement may be a
potential source of jobs for local residents, including low-income and/or diverse
neighborhoods. This webinar will share information on key occupations
involved in installation, maintenance and monitoring of urban green
infrastructure, highlight findings from “Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce,” (a national study by Jobs for the Future), and highlight examples of
existing and emerging job training and certification programs. Presenters include:

 Kevin Doyle, Principal, Green Economy, will report on findings and
recommendations from Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce, a national study from Jobs for the Future that identifies and
describes key occupations involved in the installation, maintenance,
and monitoring of urban green infrastructure.

 Bethany Bezak, Green Infrastructure Manager, DC Clean Rivers
Project, DC Water and Sewer Authority, will discuss DC Water’s
leadership role in creating the National Green Infrastructure
Certification Program (NGICP), and launching job training and
contracting initiative for local residents to secure certification and be
hired into entry-level jobs.

 Amelia Rose, Executive Director, Groundwork Rhode Island, will
report on development and initial results from landscaping job training
programs that relate to green stormwater infrastructure.

 Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston
Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), will speak on how the
commission is examining job training/workforce initiatives relating to
green infrastructure, including BWSC’s involvement in the National
Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

Resiliency Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

November 16, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Presented by Rutgers Bloustein School Alumni Association: Planning and/or Policy (PoP) Topics

Space is limited; RSVP required

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Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
One Whitehall Street, 11th Floor,
B-4 Conference Room
New York, NY 10004

Panelists will reflect on the unfolding disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with the lessons learned from Sandy efforts, five years later. The goal of the panel-based discussion is to reflect a variety of sector-based responses, and leave an opportunity to consider next steps, which will be extremely topical in the recovery process in each impacted area.


6:00pm-6:45: Check in and networking
6:45-7:45pm: Panel Presentation
7:45pm-8:00pm: Q&A


Simon McDonnell, Managing Director for Research and Strategic Analysis at NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR)

Sarah Hammitt, Climate Resilience Specialist at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Deborah Morris, Executive Director of Resiliency Planning, Policy, and Acquisitions at NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development


Jeanne Herb, Executive Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy


This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

Presented by the Bloustein School Alumni Association and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, PoP Topics are a series of high energy, engaging, fast-paced short talks (5-6 minutes each) covering different areas in Planning and/or Policy (PoP) and feature 4-6 speakers from various organizations discussing the selected topic area; current projects, ideas, and research.

Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator for Managing Runoff Using Green Infrastructure

January 31, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Location: online

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EPA developed the National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) to help support local, state, and national stormwater management objectives and regulatory efforts to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention using green infrastructure practices as low impact development controls. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. It can be used for any location within the United States, including Puerto Rico. This webinar will provide potential and example applications, and will present the new cost module and mobile web application version that can be used on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Together North Jersey Institute: Transit Hubs Workshop #1

December 15, 2017
8:30 amto12:30 pm

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board Rom, 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark NJ

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The Together North Jersey Institute and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) are co-sponsoring a series of workshops to explore the opportunities for creating vibrant transit hubs in Northern New Jersey.

For the purpose of this work a transit hub is an area surrounding a transit station – bus, rail, light rail, or ferry – which contains diverse land use, a variety of activities, and multi-modal transportation connections that are fully integrated with the transit station. The hub creates a vibrant neighborhood that benefits from the access from the train station at its core. Creating a successful hub takes extensive thought about the transit station and the community that surrounds it.

Although every community is unique, the workshops will attempt to follow a process that can be used throughout New Jersey – a process will build upon a collaboration and encourage the community’s stakeholders to come together to define the hub and its characteristics.

The workshop is open to those who want to learn more about the elements of a strong transit hub, the opportunities that it can bring to the community, and the process to create it.

Rain Garden Partnership in Newton Brings Learning Opportunity, Better Water Quality

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A new rain garden in Newton, developed through a three-way partnership, provides improved water quality and offers an example of effective use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater.

Gubernatorial Transition: Public Policy Update

December 5, 2017
7:45 amto11:30 am

Presented by NAIOP New Jersey

Location: Newark Liberty Airport Marriott, 1 Hotel Road, Newark NJ 07114

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From improving incentive programs and modernizing land use ordinances to “making land” to meet incessant industrial space demands in the port region, priorities for the new Governor (and Legislature) will be the focus of this special program packed with industry experts.  You will learn about NAIOP NJ’s public policy recommendations for the new administration, and hear detailed reports from the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition’s transition working groups, largely comprised of NAIOP members. Expected speakers include:

  • Tom Banker, Banker Group
  • Jay Biggins, BLS & Co.
  • Morris Davis, Rutgers Business School
  • David Fisher, K Hovnanian
  • Meryl Gonchar, Sills Cummis & Gross
  • Irene Kropp, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Jeromie Lange, Maser Consulting
  • Cecilia Lassiter, Sills Cummis & Gross
  • Anthony Marchetta, NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
  • Michael McGuinness, NAIOP NJ
  • Stephen Santola, Woodmont Properties
  • Steve Senior, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Peretti
  • Debra Tantleff, Tantum Real Estate
  • Ted Zangari, Sills Cummis & Gross

Registration, networking & breakfast at 7:45 AM, program starts 8:30 AM and should conclude before 11:30 AM. Directions to the Newark Liberty Airport Marriott. Registration costs $105 to $140.

CAPRE’s 7th Annual NJ Apartment Summit

November 30, 2017
7:00 amto4:30 pm

CAPRE presents its Seventh Annual New Jersey Apartment Summit, the most thorough industry event for active multifamily developers, investors, debt sources, equity sources, construction executives, brokers and property management firms. The commercial real estate industry has peaked in many markets and property types, notably multifamily in the northeast cities. Overall investment sales volume has slowed over the last two years. However, challenge creates opportunity. In 2017, there is an active “middle-market” of investors who seek value-add deals in growing submarkets in-and-around the Tri-State. In addition, institutional investors are considering their next move in today’s market. Interest rates are at historic lows allowing investors access to affordable capital. Equity and JV equity remains active, and alternative capital sources, such as crowd funding are becoming more powerful forces in the multifamily financing arena. Meanwhile, property management firms are looking for ways to retain an attractive tenant base through new-and-improved amenities and day-to-day management enhancements. The region’s condo market is expected to see additional buying-and-selling activity, buffered by low interest rates and the region’s low-unemployment and worker wage gains. Finally, what impact will New Jersey’s gubernatorial election cycle have on the multifamily industry? Four hundredsenior-level executives will attend for important discussion, debate and networking on the myriad of opportunities and challenges in today’s market. If you are active in New Jersey’s multifamily sector, you will not want to miss this important industry event.

Location: Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center – 175 Park Ave., Florham Park

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The Future of Redevelopment in New Jersey

November 14, 2017
8:00 amto10:30 am

Presented by Sax LLP

The ever-changing real estate industry has many fast-paced alterations and necessary adaptations forthcoming in the New Jersey market. How will these upcoming changes affect redevelopment across the Garden State? Hear from industry experts on Nov. 14th as we come together for a dynamic panel presentation to discuss current updates and the future of the real estate market. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network and learn from our featured speakers and the Sax Real Estate team. Topics will include: proposed legislation on eliminating tax PILOTS, increased requirements for capital raising, non-waterfront redevelopment projects, new administration’s effect on real estate in New Jersey.

Featured speakers include:

Ed Russo, CEO, Russo Development
Jonathan Schultz, co-founder and managing principal, Onyx Equities
Jonathan Schwartz, partner at BNE Real Estate Group
Eric Witmondt, CEO of Woodmont Properties

Location: Stony Hill Inn, 231 Polifly Road, Hackensack NJ 07601

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