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Apply for a 2020 Smart Growth Award!

July 16th, 2019 by

2020 Smart Growth Awards logoNew Jersey Future is accepting applications for the 2020 Smart Growth Awards.

Our annual awards program celebrates the best New Jersey projects and initiatives that enhance economic opportunity, community vitality, sustainability, and quality of life. Entries are judged by an independent panel of experts in various aspects of growth and development. Winners will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in June 2020.

We’re looking for submissions with the following characteristics:

  • Are they near existing development and infrastructure?
  • Do they create or enhance connections to existing developments or plans?
  • Do they create or enhance a vibrant mix of uses (residential, retail, office)?
  • Do they protect or enhance open space, farmland, parks, and critical environmental areas?
  • Do they increase the range of housing options available (size, type, affordability)?
  • Do they create or enhance transportation choices?
  • Do their designs foster walkability and activities at the street level?
  • Do they improve resiliency to natural hazards?
  • Do they employ green infrastructure techniques to manage stormwater?
  • Do they respect community character, design, and historic features?
  • Do they utilize green or regenerative design techniques and materials?

The application deadline is in January, but it takes time to assemble the required materials. We encourage you to get started today!

Read about previous award winners.

Download Smart Growth Awards guidelines and application materials.


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