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Housing and Economic Development Hall of Fame Reception

October 1, 2018
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

New this year, the Housing and Economic Development Hall of Fame Reception will kick off the Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development. The Housing and Economic Development Hall of Fame Award will recognize pioneers in the housing and economic development fields ranging from those who work to create, finance and develop affordable housing and economic growth opportunities to individuals who advocate, lead and educate the public on the issues.

Location: Atlantic City

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Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

October 2, 2018toOctober 3, 2018

It’s an exciting time in New Jersey as we strive for innovative approaches to affordable housing, job creation, and building a stronger and fairer economy. Hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, this year’s conference will build on those themes, spurring new ideas, stimulating discussion and thought-provoking solutions as we move ahead to create a strong future for New Jersey. Our 2018 keynote speaker is Governor Phil Murphy.

Location: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ

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Building a Sustainable Future: Strategies for a Successful Community

October 4, 2018
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Join sustainability enthusiasts and local Green Team members at an informative, collaborative, and free event at RCGC’s new campus. Light snacks provided.

Sponsored by Rowan College, Sustainable Jersey, and Tri-County Sustainability Alliance.

Location: Rowan College at Gloucester County, 1400 Tanyard Road, Deptford Township, NJ 08080

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Accelerate Land Reuse for Community Revitalization

October 9, 2018
8:30 amto2:30 pm

Please join USEPA, NJ Dept. of State/Office of Planning Advocacy, and NJDEP for this one-day workshop to advance municipal redevelopment initiatives.

Hear from public and private sector experts who will answer your questions and meet with you one-on-one to provide professional guidance for your redevelopment projects.

Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, SayrevilleNJ 08872

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WEBINAR: Creative placemaking – integrating community, cultural and economic development

October 10, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

What makes creative placemaking a new way to make communities better through arts and culture? How can creative placemaking promote social equity, sustainability, and prosperity? Learn about a model developed by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking that integrates community, cultural and economic development in ways that are sustainable and asset-based.

Location: Online

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Building Communities for All Ages in New Jersey

October 10, 2018
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

Join experts from AARP, Rutgers University’s Bloustein School and the Rutgers University School of Social Work as they discuss the benefits of building communities for all ages in New Jersey. Panelists will also provide an overview of efforts already underway in New Jersey to build communities that are livable for people of all ages.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Forum, 33 Livingston Avenue, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Under One Roof Conference

October 12, 2018
8:15 amto3:30 pm

Hosted by the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

Location: Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

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DVSGA Fall Event – The Missing Middle

October 12, 2018
8:30 amto11:00 am

Daniel Parolek, a renowned urban designer and architect with Opticos Design of Berkeley California, will share how the Missing Middle — compact and clustered home types such as manor houses, multiplexes and live/work units — can meet the growing housing demand for in walkable urban living places.

Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

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ANJEC Annual Environmental Congress

October 12, 2018
9:00 amto4:00 pm

The Environmental Congress is an annual statewide gathering of environmental commissions, local officials, agencies, citizen groups and environmental organizations.

  • Keynote Speaker: Governor Christine Todd Whitman
  • Featured Speaker: NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe

Location: Mercer County College Conference Center, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

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Accelerate Land Reuse For Community Revitalization

October 18, 2018
7:00 amto2:30 pm

Hosted by The Center for Creative Land Recycling

Abandoned, ownerless or blighted properties create public eyesores and erode a municipality’s tax base. This workshop will provide answers to your questions on legal liability, regulatory issues, funding resources, assessment/remediation, and community engagement to turbo charge your redevelopment efforts.  Hear from public and private-sector experts and meet with them one-on-one to learn about steps to initiate or accelerate the redevelopment of distressed sites for community revitalization.

Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
1865 Harrison Avenue
CamdenNJ 08105

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