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Archive for October, 2018

WEBINAR: Next City Seminar – Karen Kubey on Housing as Intervention

November 1, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Join this seminar to learn about how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, can create greater social equity and how collaborative work in housing can reposition the architectural profession at large.

Location: Online

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7th Annual Future of South Jersey

November 14, 2018
7:30 amto10:35 am

Join South Jersey’s top owners, developers, and executives as they analyze 2018’s overarching trends, as well as predicting what is to come in 2019.

Location: Westin Mount Laurel, 555 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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2018 GSI Operations and Maintenance Course

November 1, 2018 8:00 amtoNovember 9, 2018 4:00 pm

On November 1, 2, and 9, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners will offer its 4th annual GSI Operation and Maintenance Course for landscape professionals to learn best practices and advance their skills and working knowledge of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and sustainable stormwater management.

Location: Temple University Center City Campus, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Where Do New Jersey’s Out-Migrants Go?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The first in a series of articles using census data to understand where people who leave New Jersey are moving to, this article looks at overall out-migration patterns and lists the top 30 destination counties.

WEBINAR: Modern traffic mitigation for development in cities – Moving beyond LOS

October 29, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Join Eric Sundquist, SSTI Director; Ramses Madou, Transportation Planner with San Jose Department of Transportation; and moderator Beth Osborne, Senior Policy Advisor at Smart Growth America for a discussion of the opportunities and challenges of moving from LOS to VMT and what steps are needed to make this shift work.

Location: Online

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New Jersey Future Releases Action Plan for Trenton Transit Center Area

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Trenton Transit Center Strategic Action Plan, prepared by New Jersey Future for the economic-development organization Greater Trenton in partnership with architecture and planning firm Clarke Caton Hintz, lays out strategies and implementation tactics for transforming the station area into a vibrant and dynamic district.

DEP Gathers Input at Coastal Resilience Summit on Local Actions To Plan for Climate Change

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

At an invitation-only gathering hosted by the state DEP, New Jersey Future provided insight on innovative planning strategies and implementation actions from other coastal locations that could inform coastal resilience initiatives in New Jersey.

Water as Leverage: Stories from Rotterdam to Philadelphia

October 18, 2018
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

Cities are experiencing their rivers as a threat because of flooding, pollution, and land subsidence. Urban nature-based solutions help ensure that water is a competitive advantage. This event will explore insight into challenges, successes, and failures of landscape interventions aimed at flood protection in the city of Rotterdam.

Gain insight in the functioning of urban water management and the link to design and planning with presentations by:

Lena Niel – Urban planner, Deltares
Han Dijk – Partner, POSAD Spatial Strategies
Tim van de Staaij – resilience project manager, Municipality of Rotterdam

Location: Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Film Screening: If You Build It

October 18, 2018
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Arts Council of Princeton is holding a film screening of It You Build It.

Film synopsis: From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible.

Location: 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton NJ

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New Jersey Future Contributes Resiliency Planning Chapter to Planning Guide

Friday, October 12th, 2018

New Jersey Future has contributed to a key resiliency chapter in the new edition of APA-New Jersey’s Complete Guide to Planning in New Jersey.

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