Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Housing and Equity

Where are the lead service lines in New Jersey?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

New Jersey, along with states across the country, is confronting a public health threat: lead in drinking water. The primary source is lead service lines (LSLs), hose-sized pipes containing some amount of lead that connect water mains under the streets to buildings. But which communities are most at risk?

Are Millennials Leaving New Jersey Because Housing Costs Too Much?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

A look at the places with the characteristics that typically attract Millennials, but that aren’t attracting New Jersey Millennial out-migrants, suggests that housing costs could be a key factor in where these out-migrants decide to live.

Group of Mayors, Organizations Sends Letter Urging Gov. Murphy To Renew Focus on State Plan

Friday, February 1st, 2019

A group of 18 mayors and organizations concerned with how New Jersey grows and develops has sent a letter to Gov. Murphy urging him to renew focus on the State Plan.

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.

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.

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.

Making New Jersey’s Communities More Aging-Friendly

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Speakers at a New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum session on making the state’s communities more aging-friendly highlighted the need for a greater range of housing options, and more places where all the amenities older residents need are within easy, walkable reach.

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.

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