Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Parklet Workshop

March 3, 2017
9:00 amto12:00 pm

Presented by Together North Jersey

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, 1085 Raymond Blvd., Newark

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Webinar: Green Infrastructure in Parks

March 9, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Presenters include representatives from municipal stormwater management agencies and urban park systems who will discuss their experiences with implementing green infrastructure stormwater management projects in parks. Content will include a preview of the final draft of EPA’s new technical publication, “Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement.”

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Redevelopment Forum

March 10, 2017
8:00 amto5:00 pm

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is our biggest event of the year, attracting more than 500 local and state officials, citizen activists, development professionals, architects, attorneys, planners, business leaders and students. Redevelopment allows us to re-use infrastructure, take advantage of historically strategic locations, maintain and improve our communities and preserve our remaining open spaces. It is clear that redevelopment, already at the heart of many of the opportunities available today, will play an even more vital role in the future.

More information to follow.

Pinelands Short Course

March 11, 2017
9:00 amto4:00 pm

The Pinelands Short Course is a daylong event held each spring featuring educational presentations that explore the unique history, ecology and culture of the Pinelands. This event is sponsored by the state Pinelands Commission and Stockton University.

Location: Stockton State University, Galloway

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ASLA-NJ 2017 Annual Meeting

March 12, 2017toMarch 14, 2017

Location: Harrah’s, Atlantic City

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Community Rating System Peer Exchange

March 15, 2017
9:30 amto12:00 pm

This workshop is designed as a peer exchange for counties and municipalities in Northern New Jersey to make them more aware of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) and the benefits it can bring to property owners in flood plain areas. The workshop will highlight several counties in our region with CRS User Groups that already provide support to local communities taking advantage of the CRS Program to improve resiliency.

Location: NJTPA Board Room – 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ

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Public Hearing: Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project

March 16, 2017
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) prepared and released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and will be holding a public hearing for input and feedback on Thursday, March 16. The DEIS describes the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered, anticipated environmental impacts, project benefits, and potential mitigation measures.

Comments on the DEIS will be accepted through April 10, 2017.

Public hearing location:

More information on the hearing, and where to send comments

Land Conservation Rally

March 17, 2017
8:00 amto4:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

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Building Teams and Public Support for Creative Placemaking

March 20, 2017
8:30 amto4:30 pm

Presented by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Location: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Ave., Morristown

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Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership Stakeholder Meeting

March 20, 2017
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Location: Middlesex County Planning Office,  5th floor, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick

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