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Delegation From Japan Visits To Compare Notes on Disaster Preparedness

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

A Japanese delegation visited New Jersey Future to compare notes on best practices and challenges in disaster preparedness.

New Draft COAH Rules Ignore Potential of Redevelopment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

COAH’s recently published draft rules, which spell out municipal affordable-housing obligations, ignore the potential to develop housing on already-built sites.

Innovation Districts: New Jersey Has the Right Ingredients

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

A Brookings Institution report and event, including live webcast, on the rise of innovation districts highlight their potential as economic-development tools. Such districts can serve as models for New Jersey at it seeks to attract economic growth.

A Solution to New Jersey’s Transportation Funding Problem Is on the Horizon

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Can fees on shoes, tolls on sidewalks and subsidies for SUVs help solve New Jersey’s transportation funding problem?

New Jersey Must Count the True Costs of Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Fort Lauderdale’s efforts offer an early look at the true costs to coastal municipalities of trying to stay ahead of sea-level rise.

HUD Releases Notice for Second Round of Sandy Disaster Recovery Funding

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The new HUD Sandy funding notice focuses on infrastructure and requires forward-looking risk assessments, including considerations of climate change.

Four Key Issues for New Jersey’s Future

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Unless we focus on difficult, long-term issues, we risk making New Jersey less competitive and hindering our future growth and prosperity.

State Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Sound Planning, Housing Affordability

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidating COAH’s growth-share rules is a major victory for sound planning as well as for housing affordability.

Slow Growth, Old Infrastructure Mean a Need for Innovation and Reinvestment

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The revitalization of New Jersey’s cities and centers mean that investments in infrastructure will need to focus on reinvestment and innovation for sustainability.

Clock Is Ticking on Public Comment Period for Sandy Recovery Spending Plan

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

New Jersey Future provided comments on Gov. Christie’s proposed Sandy Recovery Plan.

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