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Governor’s Conference on Housing & Economic Development

October 5, 2017toOctober 6, 2017

This year’s conference will present innovative economic development strategies and tools, and engage participants in how best to achieve neighborhood revitalization, handle property management, implement green building, develop housing for special needs populations, leverage financial resources and public-private partnerships to build healthy local economies and strengthen communities and more.

Location: Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City

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New Jersey Preservation Awards

October 5, 2017
6:30 pmto9:30 pm

Preservation New Jersey will present awards to individuals, projects or programs that have made major or sustained impact within the field of historic preservation in New Jersey.

Please join us for a Night of Celebration at the Glenmoore Barn honoring leaders, visionaries, and professionals who have preserved and restored important landmarks and landscapes throughout the state.

Building Industry Network project Awards
CRRNJ Terminal | lwdmrArchitects
Van Wagenen/Apple Tree House | HMR Architects

President’s Preservation Excellence Award
John Buzby House/Bayada HQ | Historic Building Architects

Sarah B. Fiske Legacy, Leadership, & Preservation Visionary Awards
Education & Community Engagement Award
Journey Through Jersey | History in the Making

Lifetime Acheivement Award
Dr. Joseph & Annie Salvatore

This is a ticketed event, please purchase your ticket at:

Location: Glenmoore Barn in Hopewell

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AARP NJ Summit on Building Communities for All Ages

October 6, 2017
8:30 amto4:00 pm

A New Jersey Summit on Building Communities for All Ages

AARP believes no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age and seeks to find new solutions so that more people can live and age asthey choose.

Almost everyone wants to grow older in the home and neighborhood they have come to love. The desire to age-in-place creates a critical need for community planning and support to ensure health security, financial resilience, and personal fulfillment for all ages.

New Jersey’s population is changing. Over 20 percent of our residents are between 50-64 years old, and by 2030, nearly 1 in 5 residents will be age 65-plus. Yet, too many current and future New Jersey retirees are struggling with rising health care costs, little if any nest eggs, and high cost of living.

Building Communities for All Ages will bring together local, state, and federal policy makers, stakeholders, advocates, neighborhood leaders, and experts in the fields of health care, financial security, and livable communities for a day-long discussion about how New Jersey can better ensure we are age-ready for everyone.

Breakfast and Lunch included. Registration is free. Seats are limited.

Location: Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton NJ

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Water New Year’s Eve Celebration

October 6, 2017
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Water Year is used by hydrologists to show monthly patterns of precipitation, evaporation and groundwater recharge. The New Jersey section of the American Water Resources Association uses the Water New Year as an occasion to celebrate water resources. The evening will include food, a trivia contest, door prizes and presentation of the Excellence in Water Resource Management Awards.

Location: Liberty Hall Pizza, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville

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Lecture: Richard Rothstein, Author of The Color of Law

October 10, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, is coming to Newark and Philadelphia. In his book, Mr. Rothstein uncovers the often-forgotten history of how policies of federal, state, and local governments intentionally created residential segregation. Mr. Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP, and a former New York Times columnist.

LaSalle University in Philadelphia will host Mr. Rothstein on October 10, 2017 at 6pm. This event will be held at Founders’ Hall Auditorium, 723 North Wister Street, Philadelphia. This is a free event, but guests are asked to register for planning purposes.

Mr. Rothstein will also be a guest lecturer at Rutgers University Honors College, Esterly Lounge, 2nd Floor Engelhard Hall, Rutgers-Newark on October 12, 2017 at 4pm. This is also a free event, no registration is necessary.

Location: LaSalle University, Founders’ Hall Auditorium, 723 North Wister St., Philadelphia

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NJ Gubernatorial Debate

October 10, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

The debate will take place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. However, it will be recorded live on a closed set, and no tickets are available.

The debate will be broadcast live on Tuesday, October 10th on WABC-TV 7NY, WPVI-TV 6ABC Philadelphia and Univision stations. It also will be available on Twitter,, WBGO-FM Jazz 88; WHYY 91-FM and 1280 WADO-AM.

The debate will be rebroadcast by WABC-TV 7NY, WPVI-TV 6ABC along with C-SPAN in the weeks following the actual debate. The debate also will be available on Twitter,, and other debate partner websites.

Two moderators and a panel of reporters will ask the candidates questions. A limited number of questions from Twitter will also be included. Tweet questions with the hashtag #NJGovDebate.

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The Housing Affordability Question

October 11, 2017
7:30 amto10:30 am

Come discuss the local housing market conditions, hear what other cities are doing and from leaders and practitioners on the ground on both sides of the river to explore what is possible here in Greater Philadelphia to ensure an adequate and equitable supply of housing. Seven years into an uneven recovery, escalating housing costs in parts of the Philadelphia area are putting financial pressure on many workers, especially those from low, moderate, and middle-income households.  Yet with scarce public sector housing subsidies and uncertain incentives, private investment remains central to maintaining housing options that are competitive and affordable for workers living in our communities and to our region’s growth.

Location: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia

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Webinar: The value of green infrastructure in schoolyards

October 11, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Webinar with Smart Growth Online

Speakers from Green Schoolyards America, the Wichita State Environmental Finance Center, and Children & Nature will discuss the multiple benefits of integrating green infrastructure practices into America’s schoolyards, and provide attendees with on-the-ground case studies and tools that can be used to create or enhance green schoolyard initiatives in their own communities.

Location: online

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Experience the Delaware Estuary Celebration

October 11, 2017
5:30 pmto8:30 pm

This annual event benefits the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and its science and educational programs. The evening will include a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, Delaware Bay oysters, live music, and silent and live auctions.

Location: The Waterfall Banquet & Conference Center, 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE

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Downtown New Jersey Conference

October 12, 2017
8:30 amto2:30 pm

This year’s Downtown New Jersey Conference features networking, the Downtown Excellence Awards, a one-hour walking tour of downtown South Orange, and two panels:

  • Experience-based Retail — Options for Business Districts
  • White Elephant Redevelopment in Downtown

Location: Loft space, 3rd floor, South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange

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