Working for Smart Growth:
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Climate Adaptation Tools Workshop

January 14, 2016
8:30 amto12:00 pm

Greater resilience requires more interdisciplinary and sustained planning for communities at risk. Now, more than three years into the process of redevelopment following Superstorm Sandy, there is both a need to share some of the lessons learned from these events and a need to keep learning from other places.

Climate change as a relatively young field has a growing number of tools, and the risks are steadily increasing for the growing populations who live in harm’s way.

To help highlight some of the tools available to aid in planning and design for climate change a workshop is organized at Montclair State. This event will include presentations by US and Dutch experts involved in planning, design and engineering.

This is a free workshop, but registration is required.

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Webinar: Creative Placemaking and Human Needs Placemaking

January 19, 2016
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

The arts aren’t a diversion or a luxury.  They are important for the well-being of individuals and communities.  Many people already know about the power of the arts to enhance economic development. This webinar will discuss how the arts can help people develop and keep intellectual skills, build social connections, and more.  We will explore how creative placemaking can support the elements of human needs placemaking.

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Complete Streets in South Jersey Workshop

January 20, 2016
9:00 amto2:00 pm

For individuals shaping communities in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Cape May, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Location: Instructional Center — Room 430, Rowan College at Gloucester County (formerly Gloucester County Community College), 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, N.J. 08080

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Webinar: Moving Up to Sustainable Jersey Silver Certification

January 20, 2016
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Municipalities that are interested in attaining silver certification (whether they are currently certified at the bronze level or are just beginning to work on their certification) should attend this webinar to get tips from silver certified municipalities and Sustainable Jersey staff.

Hear about how other towns have achieved the prestigious silver designation, and learn about actions that can fast track you on the path to silver!


NAIOP-NJ Annual Meeting and Commercial Real Estate Outlook

January 20, 2016
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

The first big networking event of 2016 will be held January 20 at the Short Hills Hilton. Join hundreds of your colleagues for a look at what 2016 has in store for commercial real estate. The program will feature Mack-Cali CEO Mitch Rudin and additional industry leaders.

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Creative Team Roundtable

January 27, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

If you’re on a Creative Team or arts council in New Jersey, or would like to start one in your town, please join us for the first Creative Team Roundtable.  This is a peer learning and community building effort to help creative teams in New Jersey become more effective.

Location: Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 101 State St.; walking tour of Hackensack prior to the roundtable and networking afterward at General Poor’s Tavern

The roundtable is free, but registration is required.

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New Jersey Planning Conference

January 28, 2016 8:00 amtoJanuary 29, 2016 4:45 pm

The annual conference of the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association. Sessions featuring speakers from New Jersey Future include:

Complete Streets PLUS: How Green Infrastructure Makes a Good Thing Better (Jan. 28, 10:45 am; Louise Wilson will be moderating)

Nuisance flooding is a growing problem in many cities and towns. As rain and melted snow hit impervious surfaces, pollutants are carried with the water into storm systems that discharge into precious rivers and bays. Streets make up a large percentage of impervious cover in the built environment, and therefore provide an opportunity for improvement and innovation: Green Streets. A Green Street incorporates green infrastructure into the streetscape to manage stormwater where it falls, while still functioning as multi-modal transportation route. In this session, Green Streets will be discussed from three perspectives: county, municipal, and engineering (design and maintenance). Panelists will touch on challenges and opportunities related to planning, design, funding, construction and maintenance.

The Road Back From Sandy: Lessons in Post-Disaster Community Planning (Jan. 28, 2:30 pm; Planning Manager David Kutner and several local recovery planning managers will be speaking)

Hurricane Sandy offered a new approach to post-disaster planning assistance to communities that experienced severe damage during the storm. New Jersey Future initiated the Local Recovery Planning Manager program to assist 7 towns in locations spanning the length of New Jersey’s coast. The program is loosely patterned after FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework. Recovery challenges included assessing risk; inter- and intra-governmental coordination including keeping local officials engaged; resource allocation‚ planning fatigue and engaging in a public dialog about vulnerabilities and future risks and the planning and land use decisions that can chart a path toward a safer community.

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Southern New Jersey Transportation Policy Breakfast

January 28, 2016
9:00 amto10:30 am

Presented by the Southern New Jersey Development Council, and featuring acting DOT Commissioner Richard Hammer.

Location: Heritage Room, Courtyard Glassboro Rowan University, 325 Rowan Blvd., Glassboro

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Exploring the Outcome of COP21

January 28, 2016
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

Speakers will discuss the outcome of COP21, the latest scientific consensus on climate change, the significance of  the 2-degree target, and the likely impact of climate change on our region. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Location: D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, N.J.

More information

To register, please email the D&R Greenway Trust  (rsvpatdrgreenwaydotorg)   or call 609-924-4646.

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