Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



BCONE Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop 2019

June 4, 2019
7:45 amto4:45 pm

The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be hosting the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2019. The NSCW’s goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas, and posit new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, resiliency, brownfields, technology, and their impact on community revitalization.

Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey

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WEBINAR: Unlocking Opportunity Zones for Equitable Outcomes

June 4, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

The Opportunity Zones program may be the largest and most significant federal community development initiative in U.S. history, with trillions of dollars in new private investment about to flow into pre-designated low-income communities around the country. Join the Smart Growth Network for a webinar about investment and policy recommendations to ensure opportunity zones create inclusive, sustainable communities.

Location: Online

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Restoration Ecology

June 5, 2019
8:30 amto5:00 pm

Hosted by Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education

This course is designed for ecologists, engineers, planners, and landscape architects involved in the recovery of impacted river, lake, riparian, wetland, and coastal environments. Designed to reduce storm water impacts and increase storm resiliency.

Location:Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium
Suite 101, Room 118 Mulberry
300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

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Transit Hub Guidebook Workshop

June 6, 2019
8:30 amto12:30 pm

Hosted by Together North Jersey

Revitalizing areas around transit stations can help connect a community’s businesses, public spaces, residential areas and public transportation resources. But taking on such a project can be a major challenge. The Together North Jersey (TNJ) Efficient Task Force, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Rutgers University’s Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) have developed a new resource to help communities interested in creating a vibrant transit hub. This workshop will explore how you can use The Guidebook for Developing Transit Hub Strategic Plans to improve your community.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

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Newark’s Call to Collaboration

June 6, 2019 8:30 amtoJune 7, 2019 3:30 pm

Newark’s Call to Collaboration brings together diverse individuals from across the City for a 2-day gathering under the central guiding question:

How can we work creatively and inclusively to grow healthy and sustainable neighborhoods, create inter-generational connection and economic opportunities for adults and your, and encourage community planning that is transparent and equitable in order to continue growing a vibrant city?

(Commitment to the full span of the two days is essential.)

Dates & Times:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 runs from 8:30am-3:30pm
Friday, June 7, 2019 runs from 8:30am-1:00pm followed by optional networking.

Location: The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s WEC Center Practice Court, 104 Lock St., 2nd Fl., Newark, NJ 07102

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New Jersey’s Gold Coast Summit

June 12, 2019
7:30 amto10:30 am

Hosted by New Jersey Bisnow

What will is take for the Gold Coast to lure millennials being priced out of Manhattan and Brooklyn? What infrastructure improvements can real estate professionals look forward to spurring new development? These issues and more will be the focus of Bisnow’s New Jersey Gold Coast Summit.

Location: Venue TBA

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WEBINAR: How Technology can Improve Urban Design Engagement

June 12, 2019
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Civic engagement for urban design projects is often difficult to do well. Not everyone can attend a public meeting, and not everyone feels comfortable speaking up at one. Lou Huang, creator of Streetmix, leads Next City’s webinar to discuss how technology can break down these barriers to participation and make engagement a more collaborative and cooperative process.

Location: Online

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WEBINAR: Incorporating arts in urban and site design

June 12, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

This Strategic Conversation explores how to design communities and sites to encourage more creative and cultural activities. Participants will also learn how the arts can help improve navigation, safety and other issues in urban and site design.

(1 AICP CM credit will be requested for this session)

Location: Online

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Sustainability Summit & 10th Anniversary Celebration

June 14, 2019
8:30 amto4:30 pm

Hosted by Sustainable Jersey

Together with more than 350 change-makers from across the political, private and public sectors, Sustainable Jersey will celebrate its 10th anniversary and spotlight the many people, organizations, businesses, and agencies that have contributed to New Jersey’s progress.

Location: Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733

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Downtown Management Roundtable

June 14, 2019
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Join Downtown New Jersey for its quarterly quarterly round table discussion. The round table is an opportunity for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to network and exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. (Due to limited space, registration is required.)

Location: Ocean First Bank Headquarters, 110 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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