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Downtown New Jersey Annual Conference

November 2, 2018
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: New Jersey City University School of Business, Jersey City

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2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference

November 2, 2018
9:30 amto4:00 pm

The 2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference is an educational event that aims to advance knowledge and communications on issues related to water quality and quantity across the state. Attendance is welcomed from environmental professionals, government officials, and interested members of the general public.

The conference will feature a variety of presentations from local experts on watershed management, stormwater, green infrastructure, and the problems and solutions related to the health of our watersheds. $25 registration includes lunch.

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534

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WEBINAR: The growing creative economy in New Jersey – impacts on urban design, community planning and local economic development

November 7, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

A recent report from The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking shows that the number of artistic jobs and freelance artists, writers and performers in New Jersey is growing faster than jobs in New Jersey overall. What implications does this have for community planning, urban design and economic development. Though the focus of this conversation is on New Jersey’s creative economy, there will be a lot of takeaways for anyone outside of the state.

Location: Online

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How to Maximize CDBG Funds for Optimal Benefit

November 8, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

The How to Maximize CDBG Fund for Optimal Benefit workshop will provide CDBG entitlement jurisdictions, CBDOs, sub-recipients, and beneficiaries with Best Practices and Models for implementing CDBG eligible activities.  This one-day course will also review the federal rules and regulations specifically related to the program eligibility test and national objective, and discuss approaches used to gather community-wide input, especially from low income residents, for the Consolidated Plan.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State St., Trenton NJ

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NJ League of Municipalities Conference

November 13, 2018 9:00 amtoNovember 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Each year, the League Conference offers more than 100 educational sessions covering topics from the basics of municipal operations to more advanced approaches to technical issues. For the current list of sessions, visit the sessions page.

In addition to dozens of League sessions approved for CEUs, NJLM’s 21 Affiliated Associations are also producing sessions approved for CEUs.

There are also Exhibitor Learning Sessions sponsored by exhibitors and open to all conference delegates.

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center

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Navigating Change in Your Downtown

November 13, 2018
3:45 pmto4:45 pm

This Downtown New Jersey panel is part of the League of Municipalities conference.

Managed districts, including Business or Special Improvement Districts (BID or SID) can help your downtown navigate changes in market demand brought on by shifts in demographics and consumer preferences. Whether you are looking to strengthen your existing BID or SID, or start a new one, this session will guide you through the key characteristics of a high functioning organization. We will begin with an overview of BID governance, oversight, transparency, and collaboration and partnerships with DCA and municipalities. Panelists will then discuss and provide examples of successful marketing, business attraction, and programming initiatives, which are the main functions of a BID or a SID.

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center

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Future of Newark: Why NJ’s Gateway City is Poised for More Growth

November 28, 2018
8:00 amto11:00 am

Join Bisnow for their first-ever event in Newark. The time is now for Newark: a city just 10 miles west of Manhattan that is ready for its time in the spotlight again. The city made the shortlist for Amazon’s HQ2, landing as one of the top 20 cities still in the running for their second headquarters in North America.

Is Newark slated for a massive urban revival? Find out what all the buzz is about and who the big players are that are involved with reshaping this city filled with arts and culture, both past and present, at the Newark State of the Market!

Location: Ironside Newark
110 Edison Place
Newark, NJ 07102

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Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Thriving Communities Transform Lives

November 28, 2018
8:00 amto3:30 pm

Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey is about improving health, equity and well-being for all residents. To achieve health equity, we need to meet communities where they are and address unique barriers so that physical and mental health is a part of everything we do. The conference will have featured speakers in addition to workshop sessions. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Location: The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

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Zoning and Permitting for the Creative Economy

November 28, 2018
1:30 pmto4:15 pm

This workshop explores various uses in the creative economy, and their land use and permitting preferences. Participants will also learn how to review their land use codes to assess how ‘creative’ friendly are their regulations. Note: Participants should be able to access (online, or in print), their community’s land use and permitting regulations.

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08017

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Real Estate Forecast 2019

November 29, 2018
7:00 amto11:00 am

Hosted by ULI Philadelphia

Discuss national and local trends, network with colleagues and hear from industry leaders on key drivers for growth. Receive a copy of PwC and ULI’s highly-regarded and widely-read forecast, Emerging Trends in Real Estate.

Location: Union League, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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