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Changes to Municipal Land Use Law would make NJ municipalities more resilient

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Currently, New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law does not account for climate change, but a bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin would require the land use plan element of municipal master plans assess likely impacts associated with climate change-related risks and devise strategies to address them.

Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program is a Model for the Nation

Friday, June 12th, 2020

The City of Newark, New Jersey, has been replacing lead service lines at a rate of about 90 per day. On May 6, 2020 the City announced that it had replaced 10,000 LSLs, putting the City well on its way to replace all its LSLs within 24 to 36 months of its start date on March 13, 2019. 

New Jersey Future Welcomes Four New Trustees

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

New Jersey Future’s Board of Trustees welcomed four new members.

With the Parks Closed, Now is the Time to Open the Streets

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Now is the perfect time for cities to experiment with complete streets practices such as protected bike lanes, trails, and greenways  that prioritize pedestrians and cyclists to keep our streets safe for everyone. 

New Jersey Future and NJDEP release report of local options and actions for resilience

Friday, March 13th, 2020

New Jersey Future analyzed 350 innovative strategies applied in 76 cities or regions that could serve as model initiatives to develop the 15 strategies detailed in the Local Options/Local Actions: Resilience Strategies Case Studies report for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). 

New Jersey Future staff explore Paterson

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Each summer, New Jersey Future staff embark on a fun (and educational) outing to see smart growth in action. This summer, we chose to visit the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution: Paterson, NJ.

Program manager Jyoti Venketraman to be honored

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Jyoti Venketraman, program manager, will be recognized at New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (NJCASA) September Celebration of Champions for her work preventing sexual violence in New Jersey. 

New Jersey Future is speaking at an Energy Master Plan stakeholder meeting (and you can, too!)

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities released its draft Energy Master Plan last month and has scheduled six stakeholder meetings on three days over the coming months.

DOT’s Municipal Aid: Look Beneath the (Re)Surface for Innovative Uses

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The NJDOT Municipal Aid program can be used for much more than road resurfacing. Municipalities interested in a variety of roadway upgrades should get their applications in by the Oct. 8 deadline.

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