Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Transfer of Development Rights

Planning for Sea-Level Rise II: Redirecting Development

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Second of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses ways to redirect development away from vulnerable areas.

League of Municipalities Executive Director To Retire

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

New Jersey Future salutes the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ executive director, Bill Dressel, who is retiring after 41 years with the organization.

New Jersey Future Offers Webinar Series, Grant Program for Noncontiguous Cluster Development

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

New Jersey Future is offering two new webinars and a grant to encourage municipalities to take advantage of updated non-contiguous cluster development tools.

New Legislation Changes the Smart Growth Playing Field

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Two new pieces of legislation, dealing with economic incentives and non-condemnation in redevelopment areas, offer opportunities to focus New Jersey’s development in smart-growth areas.

Cluster Development Bill Sails through the Assembly

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

New Jersey Assembly overwhelmingly approves the cluster development bill, which could see a Senate vote as soon as May 13.

Cluster Development Bill Ready for Full Vote in Senate and Assembly

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

The cluster development bill has received unanimous approval in Senate and Assembly committees, and is headed for votes in the full Senate and Assembly.

Cluster Development Bill Advances

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The cluster development bill is advancing in the New Jersey State Legislature; key contacts and bill text.

Preserving Land through Market Real Estate Transactions: Nine Approaches and Four Success Stories

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

A new report from New Jersey Future examines the use of non-contiguous clustering in nine New Jersey municipalities as a land-preservation tool.

DEP Decision Sets Positive Precedent for Compact Growth

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Plan calls for channeling future growth into walkable, mixed-use centers, through either redevelopment of existing cities and towns or creation of new communities, surrounded by protected open lands.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In on Smart Growth

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Candidates Corzine, Christie and Daggett offer many similarities and some nuanced differences in their approaches to promoting smart growth.

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