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How to Identify Green Infrastructure Projects in Your Town

February 1, 2019
9:30 amto11:30 am

Hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Jersey Water Works, and NJ Sea Grant Consortium

As part of the Green Infrastructure Champions Training Program, this workshop will provide an overview on green infrastructure practices and how to identify
sites that can be retrofitted with green infrastructure.

Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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TNJ Institute: Green Infrastructure and Transportation

February 6, 2019
9:30 amto12:30 pm

Hosted by Jersey Water Works and Together North Jersey

Green stormwater infrastructure is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts while providing community benefits. Unlike conventional drainage systems that are designed to move stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source, using vegetation, soil, and other measures that restore some of the natural processes to manage water.  This workshop will be of interest to engineers, planners, elected officials, public works directors, and other local and regional officials interested in investing in green infrastructure within their transportation network.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

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WEBINAR: Stormwater Utilities

February 11, 2019
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Hosted by: New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, and New Jersey Future

Stormwater management is a prominent policy issue affecting New Jersey residents. How can cities, municipalities, or counties manage their stormwater more equitably and invest in green infrastructure? This webinar will explore the threats stormwater and flooding pose to our state, what stormwater utilities are and how they function, how these flood defense programs could be implemented in New Jersey, and what you can do to get involved and stay engaged.

Location: Online

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WEBINAR: Strategies to Promote Aging-Friendly Communities – The Land-Use Link

February 12, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am

Hosted by New Jersey Future

In this webinar, David Kutner and Tanya Rohrbach of New Jersey Future will review strategies and recommendations based on five recently completed aging-friendly community assessments in New Jersey. Focusing on land use considerations, they will discuss how local decision-makers can improve age-friendly characteristics, retain and enhance community vitality, and promote economic viability for all residents.

Location: Online

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The Future of Work

February 14, 2019
8:00 amto11:00 am

ULI & PIDC will explore how technology like automation, A.I., robotics, precision medicine and advancement in e-commerce and logistics will impact our region and our use of industrial land. How will the future of work shape our landscape and how should we respond in order to stay competitive nationally and globally.

Location: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Moving from Planning to Implementation of Green Infrastructure

February 15, 2019
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

Hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Jersey Water Works, and NJ Sea Grant Consortium

As part of the Green Infrastructure Champions Training Program, the main focus of this workshop will be the implementation of green infrastructure projects that have been identified through the planning process.

Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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WEBINAR: Best Practices in Solar Planning and Zoning

February 21, 2019
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

This webinar will address best practices for including solar in land use plans and local zoning ordinances. Learn how to provide maximum siting options for rooftop and ground mount solar projects while preserving your community’s character and historic resources. Also learn how local governments can set solar development goals, address “solar-ready” concepts in their zoning ordinances, and capture benefits of solar development while minimizing risks, as well as how solar can be included in local planning documents such as comprehensive, functional and small area plans.

Location: Online

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Open Meeting: Our Water, Our Parks, Our Climate: Three Local Initiatives

February 24, 2019
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

Join with Hudson County Sierra Club for a discussion of what people are doing in Hudson County to improve the environmental and make our cities more livable.

There will be three short presentations, followed by a discussion: Mo Kinberg of New Jersey Future will start off the event with a slideshow on storm/sewage/water issues; Steve Krinsky, Chair of the Skyway Park Conservancy, will show a slideshow on this unfinished park and its role as part of the Hackensack Riverwalk. Sierra Clubs Ready for 100: A nationwide campaign to fight Climate Change. Learn how you can get involved to make a big change at the local level.

Location: 71 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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eTOD Session: Community Ownership of Affordable Housing

February 25, 2019
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

What are Benefits of Community Ownership of Affordable Housing in eTOD?

Learn more about what community ownership of affordable housing means for equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD). The presentation will dive into the origins and formation of a community development organization and the importance of community ownership in maintaining affordability, sustainability, and identity.

Location: (Online and In-Person)

New Mount Pilgrim Church
22 N Kildare Ave
Chicago IL 60624

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NJ Spotlight – Improving New Jersey’s School Water Infrastructure

February 26, 2019
8:00 amto10:30 am

In this NJ Spotlight roundtable event, public officials, public policy advocates, school district leadership, and construction, plumbing, and building trades representatives will discuss the best paths forward to improving the drinking water infrastructure in New Jersey schools.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton, 800 U.S. 130, Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

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