Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Cities and Towns

Report Gives New Jersey High Marks for Designating Opportunity Zones in Smart-Growth Locations

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

A new national report ranks New Jersey’s Opportunity zones high on smart-growth location potential, but also high on an index that predicts residents’ vulnerability to displacement.

Getting Sewage Off Our Streets and Out of Our Rivers

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

A new statewide campaign will work to engage communities in drafting proposed solutions to the problem of sewage overflows into area streets and waterways.

A Better Way To Plan for Traffic Effects of New Development

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

San Jose, California, is using a vehicle-miles-traveled score as a more accurate way than the traditional level-of-service analysis to assess the effectiveness of various traffic mitigation initiatives developers might employ.

New Jersey Future Releases Action Plan for Trenton Transit Center Area

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Trenton Transit Center Strategic Action Plan, prepared by New Jersey Future for the economic-development organization Greater Trenton in partnership with architecture and planning firm Clarke Caton Hintz, lays out strategies and implementation tactics for transforming the station area into a vibrant and dynamic district.

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.

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