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Archive for April, 2019

19th Annual Current Issues in Planning and Zoning Conference

May 10, 2019
7:45 amto2:45 pm

This conference brings together hundreds of professionals from around the State, for the education and collaboration needed to navigate and transform planning and zoning administration. Conference registration includes continental breakfast, workshop sessions, and lunch. Participants will earn 5 hours of continuing education credits toward renewal of their Rutgers certificate(s).

New Jersey Future Community Planner, Tanya Rohrbach will be speaking at this event

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ

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2019 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

May 23, 2019
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, the triple bottom line benefits of a nature-based approach to stormwater management, and the partners who bring these projects to life in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The region’s industry professionals, developers and property owners, government and non-profit institutions, and decision makers will network and celebrate together on May 23 at FringeArts in Philadelphia.

Location: FringeArts, 140 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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New County Population Estimates: More of the Same Changes

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

New census county population estimates show older urban areas are continuing to revitalize. Some growth is even returning to New Jersey’s exurban areas.

Are Millennials Leaving New Jersey Because Housing Costs Too Much?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

A look at the places with the characteristics that typically attract Millennials, but that aren’t attracting New Jersey Millennial out-migrants, suggests that housing costs could be a key factor in where these out-migrants decide to live.

WEBINAR – Geodesign: Using Data Transparency and Community Voices for Enhanced Land-Use Planning

May 14, 2019
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

Join the Smart Growth Network to learn how geodesign can help to guide stakeholders to consensus through a process of collaboration and negotiation enhanced by geospatial technologies that visualize scenario alternatives in real time. This webinar will feature Kelleann Foster, RLA, ASLA and David Goldberg, ASLA, of Penn State University, and Jesse Suders of Tetra Tech.

Location: Online

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Earth Day Workshop at Kearny Point

April 22, 2019
11:00 amto12:30 pm

Hosted by Kearny Point & Brooklyn Grange

Join a special Earth Day Workshop at Kearny Point. It’s a free event, talking about Brooklyn Grange’s and Kearny Point’s work as leaders in urban sustainability. Lunch will be provided, and then there will be a planting workshop and some spring gardening tips.

Location: Building 78, 78 John Miller Way – 4th Floor, Kearny, NJ 07032

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Green Infrastructure Municipal Workshop

May 14, 2019
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

New Jersey Future and Pinelands Preservation Alliance invite you to participate in a workshop teaching communities all about New Jersey Future’s New Jersey Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit. As part of this event, you will have the chance to learn how to use the toolkit as a resource to plan, implement, and sustain green infrastructure in your town! Dinner will be available free of charge.

Continuing education credits: This event is approved for 1.5 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and 1.5 Engineering CEUs.


Kendra Lelie, Senior Associate at Clarke Caton Hintz

Christopher C. Obropta, Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program

Jaclyn Rhoads, Assistant Executive Director at Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Kandyce Perry, Planning and Policy Manager at New Jersey Future

Louise Wilson, Director, Green Infrastructure at New Jersey Future


Location: Evesham Library, 984 Tuckerton Road, Evesham Township, NJ 08053

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Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) 101

April 26, 2019
9:00 amto11:00 am

Join Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Waterfront Alliance to learn more about WEDG, an award-winning credit system and set of guidelines for catalyzing resilient, accessible, and ecologically-sound urban waterfront transformation (think LEED® for the waterfront), and begin the discussion on a regional adaptation of WEDG.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Center for Public Service, 200 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08103

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New Jersey Future Executive Director To Co-Chair Waterfront Alliance Coastal Resilience Task Force

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach has been named a co-chair of the Waterfront Alliance’s new Coastal Resiliency Task Force. The task force will work to build consensus around needed resiliency measures, and issue a recommendations report.

At Convention, Builders Take Interest in Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Builders at the Atlantic Builders Convention took a good deal of interest in best practices and benefits of green stormwater management techniques. Proposed new rules will require its use.

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