Working for Smart Growth:
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Sprawl

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.

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.

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.

Gubernatorial Candidates on Key Issues Facing New Jersey

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We asked the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor how they would approach some of the key issues the winner will face when he or she takes office. Here is what they said.

Chuck Marohn on the Value of Roads, Streets, and People

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

At a recent presentation in New Jersey, Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn talked about how people, rather than cars, create community wealth, and how we benefit from prioritizing people in our planning.

Happy Birthday, New Jersey State Plan!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The New Jersey State Redevelopment and Development Plan just turned 15. It’s working, but it needs to work better.

Overcoming Developer Obstacles to Redevelopment

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

As redevelopment becomes the norm for accommodating growth in New Jersey, a new report identifies the drivers of redevelopment cost and risk, and highlights strategies to reduce them.

Smart Growth in the Somerset Hills

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Two Somerset County municipalities are considering taking smart-growth initiatives to revitalize their local economies.

Can New Jersey’s Older Residents Afford Their Housing?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A new report analyzes the question of housing affordability for New Jersey’s older residents, and finds barriers in two types of communities.

Report: Fiscal Implications of Development Patterns on Road Usage

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.

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