Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Mixed-Use Real Estate Finance

November 1, 2011 9:00 amtoNovember 2, 2011 4:00 pm

Neighborhoods are at their best when Main Streets pulse with the activities that bring communities alive – residential, retail, entertainment, services, public facilities and common areas. Older Main Streets have special opportunities for adaptive reuse – with buildings that are ideally suited to retrofitting multiple uses in one structure. Cities and towns undergoing redevelopment in their downtowns often view mixed-used development as a way to catalyze Main Street, energizing it with shopping, dining, culture and entertainment. There are several financial tools available for Main Street redevelopment and if brought together in the right way, for the right uses, they can do the job. Presented by The National Development Council.

Workshop Location:
Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey
145 West Hanover St.
Trenton, NJ 08618

Draft agenda

Fee: $150 for members/$200 for non-members. Includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and workshop materials. 

Register online (payment must be made by mail) or call Chasity Davis, 609-393-3752.

Please direct any questions to Leonard Robbins  (lrobbinsathcdnnjdotorg)  , 973-286-0086.

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American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference

November 4, 2011 12:00 pmtoNovember 5, 2011 6:00 pm

This year’s conference theme, Reach Them to Teach Them, sets its sights on providing an opportunity to share ideas about how we can collectively work together to reeducate the public and local leadership about the importance of planning.

Hyatt Regency
Two Albany Street,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901 

Registration and more information


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Streets as Places

November 10, 2011toNovember 11, 2011

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)  is offering Streets as Places, a two-day capacity-building workshop on November 10-11 about how to redirect future investment in transportation and streets to build communities, not simply to move cars. This workshop will shed light on how to rebalance the transportation system so that it not only fosters the mobility that we need, but also helps communities solve quality of life, economic vitality, aging in place, social equity and health issues challenging 21st century leaders.

Event Location: The training course will take place in New York City as well as in the streets of New York, where PPS will showcase some of these improvements, with before and after comparisons and first-hand knowledge of how to transform streets into places for people. The exact location of the training course will be announced closer to date.

For more information, click here or contact Casey Wang  (cwangatppsdotorg)  . (more…)

Lake Management

November 17, 2011 9:00 amtoNovember 18, 2011 4:30 pm

Two-day course covering management of small ponds, large lakes and drinking water reservoirs. Suitable for everyone from lake managers to lake residents, ecologists or engineers.

Location: Hillsborough, N.J. (address and directions will be provided to course registrants)

More information and registration.


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Honoring Brendan Byrne

November 20, 2011
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

New Jersey Future will host a soirée to honor former New Jersey governor Brendan T. Byrne. We’ll be offering hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, and a chance for you to come and chat with a true New Jersey visionary.

It’s difficult to overstate the impact that the leadership of Gov. Brendan T. Byrne had on the state of New Jersey. His administration put into place measures that continue today to make New Jersey a more prosperous and livable place, including protection of the Pinelands; sweeping fiscal reform, especially in public education; establishment of the first statewide public transit agency in the nation; restoration of the Hudson River waterfront; development of the state’s first water supply management plan; and creation of the state Economic Development Authority to attract business investment and jobs. His legacy endures to this day, and into the future.

Location: Morven, Princeton, N.J.

More information and ticket purchasing details.


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