Working for Smart Growth:
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Cities and Towns

New Model Ordinance Will Help Reduce Polluted Runoff in New Jersey

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Sustainable Jersey’s new model ordinance will help New Jersey communities manage stormwater that pollutes local waterways and contributes to costly urban flooding.

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.

Combined Sewer Permit Holders Meet Report Deadline

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Holders of combined-sewer system permits have met the required deadlines for submitting various reports to the NJDEP. Reports are now posted on the NJDEP website and available for comment.

New Report Highlights Green Infrastructure Financing Opportunities

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A new analysis highlights the New Jersey Water Bank’s success in funding green infrastructure projects, and examines steps applicants and the bank itself can take to make accessing green infrastructure financing even easier.

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.

New Jersey Future Resources Highlighted at National Planners’ Convention

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Resources developed as part of New Jersey Future’s work with several municipalities on Creating Great Places To Age were featured at the American Planning Association’s annual National Planning Conference in April.

Bayonne Water Guardians, Kearny AWAKE and Harrison TIDE Champion Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

New Jersey Future has been working with Municipal Action Teams in three cities to educate residents on environmental issues and to help implement green infrastructure practices that will reduce combined-sewer overflows by keeping stormwater out of sewer systems.

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.

How Do We Pay for New Jersey’s Aging Stormwater Infrastructure?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A session at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum examined how stormwater utilities work in other states, what their benefits are, why New Jersey may want to consider authorizing them, and where the state is in that process.

A Competition Over Placemaking

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Speakers at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum plenary session discussed how to capitalize on national trends affecting redevelopment, and things New Jersey can do to foster revitalization of communities of all sizes. The key, they all said, is placemaking.

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