Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Community Rating System Peer Exchange

April 3, 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: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center, Newark

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NAIOP New Jersey CRE Intercollegiate Case Study Competition

April 5, 2017
5:00 pmto7:30 pm

Teams from Rutgers, Monmouth, Lehigh and Villanova will present their designs for the redevelopment of a site in Trenton and compete for a $5,000 prize.

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson and Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa will deliver remarks, and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman has been invited to speak.

Registration/networking/cocktails begin at 5:00 PM, followed by a buffet dinner and the student presentations.

Location: Pines Manor, Edison

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Introduction to Smart Communities Technology

April 7, 2017
11:00 amto2:00 pm

This program will explain such Smart Communities technologies as saving energy, adding security, creating efficiencies, and understanding the costs and implementation process. The Smart Communities concept involves the Internet of connected things and new ways of using data to create more efficient options. Some of these advances are already happening here in New Jersey. This program will provide a better understanding of the possibilities and show real examples of what Smart Communities can do. Presenters include local government practitioners, Fortune 100 Smart Communities advisors, and New Jersey experts.

CEUs available: CMFO/CCFO-3.0 IT; CTC-3.0IT; CPWM-3.0 IT; RMC-3.0 IT; QPA-3.0IT

Location: Education Commons Building, Felician University Rutherford Campus, 1 Felician Way, Rutherford

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Clean Water Action Annual Conference

April 8, 2017
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison

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RPA Regional Assembly

April 21, 2017
8:00 amto5:00 pm

This year’s Assembly will feature high-profile speakers and panel discussions on how the tri-state area can fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, meet the challenge of climate change and stay competitive with metropolitan areas around the world.

Location: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd St.

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Smart Cities and Transportation

April 26, 2017
9:00 amto1:30 pm

A symposium on emerging transportation technologies.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center, 17th Floor, 1085 Raymond Blvd., Newark

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Webinar: Landscaping for a Healthy Environment

April 26, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The entire community can reap the benefits of utilizing efficient landscaping techniques to create an attractive environment in balance with the native surroundings, local climate, and function of the space.  Learn about actions and resources in both the Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools programs that can help municipalities and schools provide landscapes that reduce stormwater runoff, and minimize water use through use of sustainable landscaping practices.

The webinar will feature a demonstration of the Jersey-Friendly Yards website, (, an easy-to-use, comprehensive source of information for creating attractive, low-maintenance landscaping that is not only better for the environment but also saves time and money.  You’ll also hear from Neil Chambers, a member of the South Orange Environmental Commission and the Maplewood, South Orange, and Millburn Green Team who will talk about their successful ReYard program, which he helped to create.


Seminar: Redevelopment Tools: PILOTs

April 27, 2017
7:45 amto11:30 am

NAIOP New Jersey seminar on PILOTs.

Location: Sheraton Edison, 125 Raritan Center Pkwy.

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Census Business Builder Showcase

April 27, 2017
10:00 amto1:30 pm

Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. This suite currently includes the Small Business Edition and a proposed Chamber of Commerce Edition, but will include other tailored editions in the future.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center, Newark

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Webinar: Green Infrastructure and Stream Daylighting

April 27, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

This workshop will present ideas for implementing green stormwater infrastructure in urban and suburban areas. Learn about two case studies of stream daylighting in New Jersey.

If your commission/committee is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan, there is no charge to attend.To register, email ANJEC  (infoatanjecdotorg)   or call 973-539-7547.

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