Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Economic Development

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.

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.

Millennials: What Do They Want?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Millennial Town Hall at the Redevelopment Forum looked at some of the key issues keeping Millennials from starting their careers in New Jersey, including access to transportation options besides cars, and to housing they can afford.

The New Leadership Is Local

Friday, March 16th, 2018

At New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum, keynote speaker Bruce Katz outlined a new framework for governance and economic growth in the 21st century, focused on local and metropolitan cross-sector collaborations.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

A Year One Clean Water Agenda for the New Governor

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A group of public-sector, private-sector and nonprofit organizations has proposed Year One Clean Water Agenda for Governor-elect Phil Murphy, urging him to prioritize investment in clean water during the first year of his administration.

Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Smart-growth policy issues are well represented by the 15 experts now or formerly associated with New Jersey Future who have been named to the transition teams working with Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

What New Jersey Can Learn From Washington, D.C., About Transportation Improvements

Friday, November 17th, 2017

An analysis of the transportation challenges the Washington, D.C., region faces has important lessons for New Jersey about the transportation-land use connection.

Symposium Addresses Dangers of Inaction on Climate Change

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A range of speakers at New Jersey Future’s Shore of the Future event highlighted the need for broad-scale responses to the threat of climate change, and the costs of inaction.

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