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Smart Growth Awards

June 6, 2013
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored nearly 80 projects with Smart Growth Awards. Winners are selected from a statewide public nomination process by an independent jury of professional developers, architects, planners and redevelopment experts.

Winners will be honored at our annual Smart Growth Awards gala celebration in the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, One Newark Center in Newark, NJ on June 6  from 5:30-8:00 pm. For a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.

Registration Information: Tickets are $125 until May 15, after May 15 price is $150 and $175 week of the event.  Register Now!

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Somerset County Business Partnership Economic Competitiveness Summit

June 7, 2013
8:00 amto12:00 pm

In collaboration with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Somerset County Planning Board, the Business Partnership is pleased to present a conference to showcase Somerset County’s Economic Competitiveness. The purpose of this conference is to educate the business community on the challenges and opportunities facing Somerset County, and more importantly, the economic development strategies we will be implementing to help your business compete.
An active, focused economic development program is critical as our economy recovers. We are asking the business community to support this conference by taking a sponsorship and planning to attend.

New Jersey Future’s research director, Tim Evans, will be a moderator on the first panel.  For more information, click here.

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Sustainable Jersey Webinar: Energy Savings Improvement Programs

June 10, 2013
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Energy efficiency is one of the best ways municipalities can save money and tax dollars. But, to get energy efficiency savings, you need the money to pay for building and equipment upgrades.  Even when the savings greatly outweigh the costs over the lifetime of the upgrade, the upfront costs present a significant obstacle.

New Jersey local governments can promote energy efficiency with the use of a new financing tool. Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIPs) are a type of “performance contract.” The future value of the energy savings is leveraged to pay for the upfront project costs. Large-scale building upgrades high efficiency motors, transformers, water heater and boiler replacements and air conditioning units are now feasible options.

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League of Municipalities/Monmouth University Conference: Property Taxes

June 11, 2013
8:30 amto12:30 pm

Sponsored by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University, and the Monmouth University Polling Institute

Local leaders will explore the impact on municipalities, residents and businesses of New Jersey’s over-reliance on property taxes. Legislative leaders will discuss the possibilities for reform. And business leaders will explain how property tax reform can invigorate New Jersey’s real estate markets, in particular, and energize the state’s economy.

Place:
Woodrow Wilson Hall Auditorium
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Panelists:
Janice Mironov, mayor of East Windsor and president, New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Suzanne Walters, mayor of Stone Harbor and first vice president, NJSLOM
Gerand Tarantolo, mayor of Eatontown and chairman, Property Tax Reform Task Force, NJSLOM
Asm. Lou Greenwald, (D-Camden), Assembly Majority Leader
Asm. Declan O’Scanlon, (R-Monmouth), Assembly Minority Budget Officer
Mike Fressola, mayor of Manchester and member, NJSLOM Executive Board
Paul Giannone, executive vice president, Cushman & Wakefield
Mark Magyar, editor-at-large, NJ Spotlight
Donald M. Moliver Ph.D., MAI, dean, Leon Hess School of Business, Monmouth University
Patrick Murray, director, Monmouth University Polling Institute
Gary Passanante, mayor of Somerdale and member, NJSLOM Executive Board
Peter S. Reinhart Esq., director, Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University
Michael Vrancik, director of government relations, New Jersey School Boards Association

Schedule:
8:15-9:00 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
9:00-9:55 a.m. Report of New Jersey State League of Municipalities Property Tax Reform Task Force
9:55-10:45 a.m. The Politics and Prospects of Property Tax Reform
10:45-10:55 a.m. Coffee Break
10:55-11:45 a.m. The Impact of Over-Reliance on Property Taxes on New Jersey Municipalities
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Impact of Property Tax Reform on the Real Estate Market

Detailed agenda (PDF)

To RSVP, email [EMAIL Jon Moran |  jmoranatnjslomdotcom] and include Conference Registration in the subject field. There is no charge for this conference.

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Main Street New Jersey Workshop: Connecting Commercial Real Estate to Business Mix

June 12, 2013
8:30 amto3:00 pm

A one-day intensive workshop teaching how to gain buy-in from Realtors and property owners and creating a “recruitment machine” for your district. Designed for business district management organizations, chambers and other municipal, county and regional leaders. 3.5 AICP credits pending.

Information and registration.

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Center for Resilient Design Roundtable

June 12, 2013
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

New Jersey Institute of Technology
AIA Room, Weston Hall, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ

This is an interactive discussion and all are welcome.

Topic:  Resilient Designs – Student Work Spring 2013

Come see some of the best student designs from NJIT’s Spring 2013 Semester that will provide information on how to build in a more resilient manner in a post-Sandy world. Presentations will include 3-D and 4-D models of housing, mixed-use development and public facilities in locations from Newark to the Jersey Shore, covering urban, suburban and coastal areas. Through studios and other classes, NJIT is testing federal, state and local policies and regulations in order to raise the level of understanding and advance a more sustainable and resilient post-Sandy recovery.

For more information, contact Tom Dallessio  (thomasdotgdotdallessioatnjitdotedu)  , Resilient Design Project Manager, 973.596.5872.

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PlanSmart NJ Conference: The Impact of the Defense Industry on New Jersey

June 13, 2013
8:00 amto12:30 pm

Where: The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College 
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Registration

The US military is the second largest employer in the state (after only the state itself) and is critical to the state’s economy.  The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst alone boasts 44,000 jobs spread over 42,000 acres in Burlington and Ocean Counties.  JBMDL’s economic impact is a whopping and arguably irreplaceable $7.9 billion annually.  Unfortunately, planners, economists, and policy wonks rarely consider policies that may be needed to support this important sector of New Jersey’s economy. PlanSmart NJ’s conference will bring together experts for a half-day event to discuss what policies are working and what policies we need to put in place to retain and bolster New Jersey’s defense industry. AICP CM and NJ CLE credits pending.

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NJ Spotlight Conference: Building a Sustainable Infrastructure After Sandy

June 14, 2013
8:45 amto3:30 pm

Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call to New Jersey, one that the state’s electric utilities and water companies have heeded. But as they move ahead with plans to build a more robust, reliable power grid and water infrastructure, what options are being considered and what will be its price tag?

The NJ Spotlight Conference: Building a Sustainable Infrastructure After Sandy will tackle those and other tough questions. NJ Spotlight’s first extended-format event, this all-day conference gives panelists and participants the time they need to delve into details. Former Gov. James Florio will be the guest speaker.

More information and registration.

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