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Community Design

From Stormwater to Clean Water: New Flood-Control, Pollution Resource for Towns

Monday, November 5th, 2018

A new toolkit from New Jersey Future offers advice and resources to help elected officials maximize the opportunities to use green infrastructure to help control flooding and polluted runoff.

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.

The Transportation-Emissions Reduction Strategy No One’s Talking About

Monday, October 8th, 2018

We can reduce transportation-related greenhouse-gas emissions by switching our vehicles to cleaner fuels. But unless we also reduce the miles they travel, we’re only addressing half the problem.

Stormwater Camp: A Summer Week To Remember

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

A stormwater-themed summer camp in Sussex County, funded for the last two summers by New Jersey Future, teaches green infrastructure to its school-age campers.

DOT’s Municipal Aid: Look Beneath the (Re)Surface for Innovative Uses

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The NJDOT Municipal Aid program can be used for much more than road resurfacing. Municipalities interested in a variety of roadway upgrades should get their applications in by the Oct. 8 deadline.

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.

DOT Offers Help in Applying for Federal Transportation Grants

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The NJDOT is offering expert help in preparing applications for Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grants.

Green Infrastructure Draws Attention at Atlantic Builders Convention

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The partnership between New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association provided ample evidence at this year’s Atlantic Builders Convention that its focus on incorporating green infrastructure into development plans is having an impact.

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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