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The Future of New Jersey’s Suburbs

May 4, 2017
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Part of the Stephen B. Siegel Lecture at the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University

Location: Pozycki Hall Auditorium, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., W. Long Branch

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Thriving Together, the 2017 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

May 5, 2017
8:30 amto4:30 pm

Thriving Together, the next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, will focus on how creative placemaking can improve quality of life for disadvantaged people, successful partnerships, and maintaining and growing creative placemaking over the long term.

Sustainable Jersey will be facilitating a session on the suite of actions related to creative placemaking.  We invite you to bring your Creative Team and take part in the interactive Sustainable Jersey session which will help you plan your arts and creative culture initiatives.

NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT), 323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

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American Planning Association National Conference

May 6, 2017toMay 9, 2017

Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York

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South Orange River Day

May 7, 2017
11:00 amto4:00 pm

South Orange River Day is an annual community gathering to clean up part of the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness with food, fun, music, and art. It’s a family friendly way to connect with neighbors and the environment.

South Orange Duck Pond
Ridewood Road and Meadowbrook Lane
South Orange, NJ 07079

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NAIOP New Jersey Awards Gala

May 11, 2017
4:00 pmto9:00 pm

Location: The Palace at Somerset Park

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Regional Storm Surge Barrier Conference

May 18, 2017
8:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center, Seven World Trade Center

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Policy by Design: a discussion on rebuilding with resilience

May 18, 2017
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

A discussion on the policy aspects of projects from the Hurricane Sandy Competition Projects including green infrastructure, regional coordination, coastal defenses and institutionalization. The report, Rebuilding with Resilience Policy Report outlines the opportunities learned from the Sandy projects other cities can address to build resilient infrastructure.


20 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003

Registration is free but recommended. More information!


Municipal Land-Use Law Re-Forum

May 19, 2017
8:00 amto4:00 pm

A forum for experienced practitioners — municipal officials, planners, developers, land-use attorneys, and anyone else with an interest in local development who has found themselves frustrated by the ins and outs of the Municipal Land Use Law. The open-meeting format will allow participants to shape the agenda on what changes they would most like to see!

Location: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

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Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

May 22, 2017
9:00 amto3:00 pm

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project’s potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.

Rutgers University
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd

More Information:
Contact: Dalynn Knigge, 848-932-7375

Registration is required.

Creative Placemaking Series: Workshop #1 – Introduction to Placemaking

May 24, 2017
8:30 amto1:00 pm

Join Together North Jersey for the first of a three-part series of workshops on Creative Placemaking as a tool to foster economic benefits in a community.  This first session introduces the overarching placemaking process. Workshops #2 and #3 will cover the fundamentals Creative Placemaking, the process of using the arts and other cultural activities as the foundation for your placemaking program, and will take place in the late summer to early fall.


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