Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Urban Agriculture Conference

May 5, 2016
8:00 amto5:00 pm

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association will convene the 2016 Urban Agriculture as an Economic Development Tool conference. It is free for all NJUMA members and their staffs. Attendees will be introduced to the economic possibilities that exist through urban agriculture. Participants will gather and demonstrate their commitment to the shared goals of creating jobs, growing our economy and improving our quality of life.

Location: Patriots’ Theatre, War Memorial, Trenton

The event is free, but registration is required.

More information and registration

Improving Regional Water Quality in the Face of Climate Change

May 5, 2016
8:00 amto11:30 am

Environmental engineering and public finance professionals will discuss opportunities to improve the resiliency of local wastewater treatment infrastructure and surface water quality in light of climate change risks and adaption needs.

Location: The Conference Center at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

More information and registration

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — North

May 5, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: Second floor seminar room, Hamilton Club Building, Passaic County Community College, 32 Church St., Paterson


Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

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