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Are the Suburbs Back? Depends On How You Define ‘Suburb’

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Are recent reports highlighting a resurgence in population growth in the suburbs accurate? It depends on how you define “suburb.” But maybe we should focus more on characteristics than location.

The March Toward Walkable Urbanism Continues

Friday, May 25th, 2018

New Census municipal population estimates confirm a continuation of the trend toward places with mixed-use centers and a dense local street grid, and in particular toward towns with access to rail transit.

Opportunity Zones Take Another Step Forward

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New Jersey’s proposal to designate 169 Census tracts as Opportunity Zones has been approved. Analysis shows they represent the kinds of places where the state would like to direct growth, and where targeted investment can catalyze economic revitalization.

County Population Estimates: Return to the Urban Core Continues

Monday, March 26th, 2018

New estimates from the Census Bureau confirm the state’s population shift back to older, more built-out places. Nine counties lost population, and one hit a growth milestone.

New Jersey Shows Small Population Growth in Latest Census Estimate

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The latest Census estimates show that New Jersey’s population is still growing, albeit at approximately half the national growth rate. The state’s population topped 9 million for the first time.

Analysis: New Jersey Is Losing Its Millennials

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

A new analysis of Census data shows that New Jersey’s Millennials prefer living in vibrant, mixed-use, transit-served places. However, the state is losing these young adults.

Good News, Bad News in New Monmouth Poll

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The latest edition of the Monmouth University Poll’s Garden State Quality of Life Index shows a record high percentage of people rating their town well, but some worrying numbers among Millennials.

Census Numbers Confirm Renewed Growth in Urban Areas

Friday, May 26th, 2017

New Census figures confirm that resurgent urban areas in New Jersey are leading the state’s growth.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

Forum Roundup: Reimagining the Suburbs

Monday, March 27th, 2017

A two-part Redevelopment Forum breakout session examined ways that New Jersey’s suburbs can be enhanced or reimagined in order to create the type of compact, walkable places that are in demand.

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