Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



The Future of the Gold Coast: Why the Hudson Waterfront is Heating Up

July 26, 2018
8:00 amto11:00 am

How can New Jersey Gold Coast create office space that attracts companies to move outside Manhattan? At this BisNow event, you’ll learn how developers are creating business and cultural districts on the water that are attractive to the next-gen workforce, and what infrastructure improvements are required for securing the Gold Coast as a viable competitor to NYC.

Location: TBA

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CAPRE Annual Newark CRE Summit

July 26, 2018
8:30 amto5:00 pm

Location: Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, NewarkNew Jersey 07102

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Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

July 26, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions. If your municipality is struggling with localized flooding or unhealthy waterways, this workshop is for you! There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities. Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points.

Location: Wheaten Art Center, Event Center; 1000 Village Drive; Millville NJ

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Webinar: Empowering Residents Through Vacant Lot Projects

July 26, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Hosted by the Center for Community Progress

Drawing from 11 years of experience of working on the ground in the Pittsburgh region, this session will look at a model for engaging communities in the transition of vacant lots from liabilities to assets while at the same time using the process to empower residents. Through Grounded’s ReClaim Ambassadors program, residents receive micro-grants and technical assistance for on-the-ground projects on vacant land. Ambassadors learn a range of topics — from soil sampling and site analysis, to outreach activities, presentation, budgeting, and volunteer management — all applied to their own greenspace project. The Reclaim Ambassadors program is 18 months long and includes 10-12 Ambassadors focused on various projects throughout the city. Grounded will walk through the Ambassadors’ established community organizing process that translates community capacity into community action, and help participants understand how to apply the program’s model in their own communities.

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