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Together North Jersey Local Demonstration Program Information Session

November 7, 2012
8:30 amto12:00 pm

Together North Jersey will soon be issuing a call for applications to participate in its sustainable development Local Demonstration Project (LDP) program.  The LDP program will provide technical assistance for strategic planing studies focused on designed areas or corridors associated with established or anticipated transit services and/or facilities.  Eligible applicants will include municipalities, counties, non-governmental organizations, community development corporations and other interested organizations. Please join us at one of three free LDP program Information Sessions to hear more about this exciting opportunity.  Attendance is not required but we strongly encourage prospective applicants to attend to learn about the program and the application process.

Please click here to register.

Third Session
November 7, 2012 Postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. New date to be announced.
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00-12:00 pm
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ

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Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Contiguous Clustering

November 7, 2012
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Based on New Jersey Future’s May 2012 report, this one-hour webinar features New Jersey practitioners who are successfully applying an innovative and affordable planning tool – non-contiguous cluster development.  When municipalities authorize non-contiguous clustering, developers and landowners work together to preserve land and build strong neighborhoods at a lower cost to taxpayers; instead of spreading development evenly across sites, they may build it at a higher density on one of the sites and preserve the rest. 

Speakers will provide practical advice on all stages of the process for planners, land use attorneys, planning board members, local officials and interested citizens.  They will start at the beginning – the community conversations and decision-making involved in adopting a non-contiguous cluster ordinance – then explain how to tailor a non-contiguous cluster ordinance to meet community goals, and finally highlight implementation through two diverse development projects.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

Attendees are eligible for one AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credit.

More information and registration.

 Agenda and Speakers:

  1. Frank Banisch, president, Banisch & Associates
  2. James M. Dowd, member, Delaware Township Planning Board
  3. John Riggs, director of planning and environmental protection, Monroe Township
  4. Chris Sturm, Senior Director of State Policy, New Jersey Future  (moderator)


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