Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Calendar

Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

August 21, 2018
8:30 amto4:30 pm

Hosted by Sustainable Jersey, Together North Jersey, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Rutgers Bloustein School

The concept of complete streets is to design streets for all users and all ability levels. The successful implementation of this concept requires a focus on context and the unique needs of the community. A variety of resources are available to assist municipal officials, staff, and the public in embarking on a connected and coordinated effort to advance implementation of complete streets at the municipal level.  You will learn about:

– Crafting an effective complete streets policy

– Integrating complete streets into the local planning process

– Best practices in complete streets design

– Project development, design, and delivery

– Building support through effective communications

– Federal, state and other resources available to support municipal efforts including NJTPA’s Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, Room 369; New Brunswick NJ

Registration and more information

Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning, and Design

August 22, 2018 8:00 amtoAugust 24, 2018 5:00 pm

As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, understanding the wetland’s “wet part” has never been more critical. This Rutgers University class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.

Location: Duke Farms, 1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Registration and more information

Asset Management Next Steps: Analyzing Your Data and Simple Mapping Techniques

August 23, 2018
9:00 amto4:30 pm

Have you attended an introductory asset management workshop in the past? Have you read about asset management? Do you know the basics but not what to do next? If so, this workshop is for you. Southwest Environmental Finance Center will examine the next steps you can take in your asset management journey.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 301 State Street, Trenton NJ

Registration and more information

Webinar: Creative placemaking on vacant properties

August 23, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

From Center for Community Progress

What is “creative placemaking,” and how can it be used to support the equitable revitalization of vacant properties? In this webinar, we will discuss how arts and culture can be integrated into community planning and development, and highlight key findings from the new report, Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties: Lessons Learned from Four Cities. The report explores how four cities – Kalamazoo, Michigan; Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; Newburgh, New York; and Macon, Georgia – used creative placemaking on vacant properties, and details the impacts of their efforts, challenges faced, and lessons learned. By the end of the webinar, participants will gain a deeper understanding of creative placemaking, how it can be used as a tool to revitalize vacant properties, and strategies to engage residents and other local stakeholders in crafting and implementing successful projects.

Registration and more information

Webinar: Success through local leadership

August 29, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

This webinar follows the story of the Gunnison Vibrancy Initiative, a community-led effort to build a more vibrant downtown. Knowing that a strong downtown needs strong community leaders, the Gunnison Vibrancy Initiative took a unique approach to the planning process that focused on learning and team building first. This resulted in a team of 28 local leaders from throughout the community, stepping up to take charge of the process and move forward with creating a vibrant downtown.

Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit from the American Planning Association, event #9156640

Registration and more information

National Drive Electric Celebration

September 13, 2018
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Atlantic County Utilities Authority is inviting residents and local businesses to come see its electric vehicles up close and learn about the infrastructure needed to accommodate them. Residents and businesses with EVs are invited to showcase their cars and share information.

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township NJ

Registration and more information

Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

September 19, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions. If your municipality is struggling with localized flooding or unhealthy waterways, this workshop is for you! There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities. Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points.

Location: Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough NJ

Registration and more information

Tax Abatements: Understanding Them and Examining Models That Work

September 20, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

Tax abatement is one of the most sought after public incentive to enhance and ensure financial feasibility of private sector residential and commercial development projects of various project sizes. This one-day workshop will devolve into the five-year exemption and abatement law and the long-term tax exemption law, eligibility requirements, method of calculations and when to use them for economic development projects.  The workshop will also discuss the costs and benefits of the program and how to negotiate the financial agreement between the property owner and municipality.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State St., Trenton NJ

Registration and more information

Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed Forum

September 25, 2018toSeptember 26, 2018

This two-day conference is the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed’s Annual event that brings together organizations and individuals spanning the four watershed states of PA, NJ, NY, and DE. The event will include workshops, lectures, networking, and more.

Location: Grand Hotel, Cape May

Registration and more information

Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

September 26, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

This course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions. If your municipality is struggling with localized flooding or unhealthy waterways, this workshop is for you! There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities. Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points. If a plan is not already developed for your municipality, we will share with you how to get one done.

Location: Wheaten Art Center, 1000 Village Drive, Millville NJ

Registration and more information

© New Jersey Future, 16 W. Lafayette St. • Trenton, NJ 08608 • Phone: 609-393-0008 • Fax: 609-360-8478

Are you receiving our Future Facts newsletter?

  • Latest news on land-use policy issues
  • Research and reports
  • Upcoming events
  • Every two weeks

Click to subscribe