Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Flood Hazard Certificate Program I: Overview

March 3, 2016
9:00 amto4:30 pm

New certificate program designed for people who prepare or review flood-hazard area applications.

For this class, NJDEP instructors will give an overview of NJ’s flood hazard area permitting process and address design and construction standards for activities within and near surface waters.

Part II: Engineering Standards takes place March 21, 2016

Part III: Environmental Standards takes place April 13, 2016.

Location for all classes: Bordentown, N.J.

More information and registration

One Water Webinar: Urban and Agriculture Coming Together For Healthy Watersheds

March 4, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Throughout the United States, efforts are under way to restore and maintain healthy watersheds and high water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways. These efforts are built on a common goal of one water stewardship for land and water that is shared by urban, suburban, and rural communities. This work is complicated and requires effective collaboration to forge sustainable, common ground objectives. This webinar will highlight successful examples of municipal and agriculture partnerships to address water quality and productivity concerns. The examples will highlight new approaches to inclusive one-water management for the health of our nation’s waterways.

The webinar will include plenty of time for discussion among session participants. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Moderator: Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance

Featured Regional Case Studies:
  • Portland Metropolitan Area
    • Bruce Roll, Director of Watershed Management, Clean Water Services
  •  Madison, Wisconsin
    • David Taylor, Director of Ecosystem Services, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Tariq P. Baloch, Water Utility Plant Manager, City of Cedar Rapids
    • Adam Kiel, Operations Manager Water Resources, Iowa Soybean Association
    • Keith Schilling, Ph.D. Iowa Geological Survey University of Iowa


Deadline: Urban Land Institute Philadelphia Rouse Awards

March 4, 2016

The ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence honor the legacy of Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III, civic leader, developer, and a founder of ULI Philadelphia, with a long-term commitment from Liberty Property Trust.

ULI has set the global standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning.  The ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence honor the best projects in the tri-state region.  The widest possible range of project types and sizes will be considered – residential, commercial, industrial, mixed use, parks and open spaces and other developments from both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. Several winning projects have gone on to receive global ULI recognition.

The application period for the 2016 ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence begins in January. Anyone can apply – ULI members and non-members. Projects must have been completed no earlier than February 28, 2011 and no later than February 29, 2016, and located within ULI Philadelphia’s geographic footprint covering Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware (eligible counties listed on the application). Finalist (non-winning) projects from previous years are also eligible under these same rules.

Each application will be carefully evaluated by highly experienced and deeply engaged ULI members from across the country.  Projects must meet ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide; achieve excellence in the use of best practices; demonstrate quality planning and design; incorporate elements that build healthy places (ULI’s global theme); promote environmental sustainabilityand energy reduction; achieve economic success and market acceptance; and meet community needs.

State Budget Public Hearing Montclair

March 9, 2016
9:30 amto11:30 am

Location: Montclair State University
University Hall Conference Center 7th Floor
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07043

More information and registration; you must register if you wish to testify

Redevelopment Forum

March 11, 2016
8:00 amto5:00 pm

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is our biggest event of the year, attracting more than 500 attendees. Join us to share innovative ideas, learn best practices, network and make our state a better place for tomorrow.

Hyatt Hotel and Conference Center
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Register Now!

Pinelands Short Course

March 12, 2016
7:45 amto3:45 pm

The Pinelands Short Course is a day-long event held each spring featuring educational presentations that explore the unique history, ecology and culture of the Pinelands.

Location: Stockton University, Galloway

More information, including a downloadable brochure. Discounts are available for seniors and students.

State Budget Public Hearing Glassboro

March 15, 2016
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Location: Rowan University
Chamberlain Student Center
Second Floor Ballroom
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

More information and registration; you must register if you wish to testify

Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop

March 16, 2016
7:30 amto6:30 pm

Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

More information and registration

State Budget Public Hearing Collingswood

March 16, 2016
9:30 amto11:30 am

Location:Scottish Rite Auditorium
315 Whitehorse Pike
Collingswood, New Jersey 08107

More information and registration; you must register if you wish to testify

NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council Meeting

March 17, 2016
9:30 amto1:30 pm

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

More information

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