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Archive for May, 2019

Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Utilities Symposium

June 19, 2019
8:30 amto3:30 pm

Co-hosted by The Watershed Institute and the NJ American Water Resources Association, this free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with green infrastructure, stormwater regulations and stormwater utilities. The symposium will consist of two parts: a morning session, which will cover topics including draft revisions to the NJ Stormwater Rule, the NJ Stormwater BMP Manual, the NJ Future Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit, and impacts of urban flooding; and an afternoon session dedicated to the nuts and bolts of creating a stormwater utility, from communications and collaboration opportunities to rate setting and technical considerations.

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington

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Downtown New Jersey’s 2019 Conference & Downtown Excellence Awards

October 18, 2019
9:00 amto5:30 pm

“The Value of Downtown: Capitalizing on Your Assets to Realize Success”

Location: Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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Focus on Water for Infrastructure Week

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Water infrastructure was the focus of New Jersey Future and Jersey Water Works’ participation in this year’s national Infrastructure Week.

Newark’s Call to Collaboration

June 6, 2019 8:30 amtoJune 7, 2019 3:30 pm

Newark’s Call to Collaboration brings together diverse individuals from across the City for a 2-day gathering under the central guiding question:

How can we work creatively and inclusively to grow healthy and sustainable neighborhoods, create inter-generational connection and economic opportunities for adults and your, and encourage community planning that is transparent and equitable in order to continue growing a vibrant city?

(Commitment to the full span of the two days is essential.)

Dates & Times:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 runs from 8:30am-3:30pm
Friday, June 7, 2019 runs from 8:30am-1:00pm followed by optional networking.

Location: The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s WEC Center Practice Court, 104 Lock St., 2nd Fl., Newark, NJ 07102

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Making TOD Real: Planning & Building Transit-Oriented Development in NJ

May 30, 2019
9:30 amto12:00 pm and Downtown New Jersey will be hosting a panel discussion on implementing successful TOD projects in New Jersey.

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School
James J. Florio Forum
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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WEBINAR: NJ Land Use + Transit Data Application (

May 29, 2019
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

The Voorhees Transportation Center and NJ TRANSIT will host a webinar on updates to the NJ Land Use + Transit Data Application ( The GIS-based, online application can be used in a wide variety of fields across the planning sector to map, report, and analyze land use, travel, transit, demographic, and real estate data.

The webinar presenters are:
Megan Massey, AICP/PP, NJ TRANSIT (Session Moderator)
Zach Subar, NJ TRANSIT
Lucas Marxen, Rutgers University Office of Research Analytics
Jon Carnegie, AICP/PP, Rutgers University Voorhees Transportation Center

Location: Online

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WEBINAR: One Water in the States

May 29, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

This webinar will spotlight the State Policymakers’ Toolkit, which was recently released by the US Water Alliance and the Council of State Governments. The State Policymakers’ Toolkit builds on the One Water for America Listening Sessions and the Seven Big Ideas for water by providing decision makers and advocates with models of successful initiatives and policies from states around the county who are working towards each goal listed in the Seven Big Ideas. New Jersey Future’s Managing Director, Water and Policy, Chris Sturm will be one of the speakers.

Location: Online

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Stormwater Utilities Symposium

June 19, 2019
8:30 amto3:00 pm

Co-hosted by The Watershed Institute and the American Water Resources Association, this free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with stormwater utilities.

Location: 31 Titus Mill Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534, US

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New Jersey Complete Streets Summit

September 24, 2019

This biennial Summit brings together planners, engineers, public officials, health professionals, and others involved with shaping communities throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey Future’s planning and policy manager Kandyce Perry will speak on a panel about NJDOT’s new model complete and green streets policy and guide.

Location: New Brunswick

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NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (NJ BPAC) meeting

June 18, 2019
9:30 amto11:30 am

Subcommittees will begin at 9:30am, with the general meeting following at 10:30am.

As a reminder, the subcommittees are open to everyone. While the general meeting is also open to everyone, the first half is the formal BPAC meeting. Comments/discussion are welcome during the second half of the general meeting.

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

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