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Archive for June, 2018

Webinar: Opportunities for Walkability in Rural and Small Towns

July 11, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Presented by America Walks.

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Downtown New Jersey Annual Conference

November 2, 2018
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: New Jersey City University School of Business, Jersey City

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Webinar: Hazard Mitigation and Historic Preservation

June 26, 2018
2:00 pmto2:30 pm

Webinar hosted by Smart Growth Online

How do we protect historic properties that cannot be moved or modified, from the next disaster that strikes? This is a critical question faced by many owners of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and state registers or those located in local historic districts. Changing their original materials, locations or character-defining features can put these properties at risk of losing their historic designation. How, then, do we protect these resources? Are mitigation and preservation both possible? Explore answers in this webinar.

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Webinar: Resources to Improve Health and Promote Active Transportation

June 21, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

​The American Public Health Association is hosting a webinar that will feature resources and tools public health professionals can use to educate others on the importance of active transportation, including the 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking in the United States, a study exploring access to trails in Milwaukee and success stories from the Planners4Health initiative.

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Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning, and Design

August 22, 2018 8:00 amtoAugust 24, 2018 5:00 pm

As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, understanding the wetland’s “wet part” has never been more critical. This Rutgers University class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.

Location: Duke Farms, 1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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Informational Webinar: Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

June 20, 2018
1:30 pmto2:30 pm

Sustainable Jersey (SJ), the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (VTC), the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Together North Jersey (TNJ) are pleased to announce the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program.  The program will support municipal government efforts to implement complete streets in nine municipalities. Selected participants will receive free direct technical assistance to complete a specific task related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. No direct funding to municipalities is provided.  The free technical assistance will be provided by SJ and VTC staff.

Application deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018

An informational webinar will be held Wednesday, June 20, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm to review how to assess the status of your complete streets efforts, the types of technical assistance available to assist you in moving forward, and how to apply to be part of the program.

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Webinar: Source Water Protection

June 26, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Presented by the U.S. EPA

Protection of surface water and groundwater sources is an essential and cost-effective first line of defense in an integrated, multi-barrier approach to public health protection. This presentation will cover the basics and will showcase one of EPA’s tools, DWMAPS, which can be used to updated source water assessments and protection plans.

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Suburban/Urban Redevelopment Marketplace

October 30, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

Hosted by ULI NNJ

The Suburban/ Urban Redevelopment Marketplace is a day-long conference dedicated to the unique redevelopment opportunities and challenges facing North and Central New Jersey’s towns and cities.

Presentation and Roundtable Discussion for Environmental Educators

June 13, 2018
10:00 amto1:30 pm

When: June 13, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: The Watershed Institute (formerly known as the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association) at 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ
Cost: Free! (lunch included) | RSVP required

Join environmental educators from across the state for a presentation and roundtable discussion addressing Next Generation Science Standards and environmental education programming.

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Repurposing Underutilized Properties to Encourage Economic Growth

June 14, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

The Together North Jersey Competitiveness Task Force is sponsoring its second workshop exploring strategies for repurposing vacant and underutilized properties on June 14. This workshop will concentrate on finding new uses for smaller sites, such as strip retail centers, brownfields, old industrial buildings and commercial buildings. The first workshop in this series, held January 17, focused on repurposing larger sites, such as old railyards, larger brownfields and suburban office complexes. Repurposing underutilized sites is a strategy for supporting economic growth in many of North Jersey’s communities, particularly those that have struggled to adapt to New Jersey’s post-industrial economy. These sites are often vacant or poorly maintained and can impede efforts to improve and redevelop a community. This workshop will consider strategies for reusing these once-productive properties that have characteristics preventing their easy reuse in a changing economy. These sites include, older and smaller buildings in former industrial centers; brownfield sites awaiting remediation with substantial opportunities for redevelopment; and strip retail centers that no longer meet the current needs of retailers and consumers.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, Newark

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