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Want to Get Ahead of Flooding? Use NJF’s New Tool, the Enhanced Model Stormwater Ordinance

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Municipal leaders should use New Jersey Future’s new tool to update their town’s stormwater ordinance as soon as possible to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk. 

New Jersey Losing Population for the First Time in Four Decades

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

A long-term decline in the national birth rate and a recent drop-off in immigration have joined forces with ongoing out-migration to other states to produce New Jersey’s first population loss since the late 1970s.

Deadline Extended to May 31! Apply for a 2020 Smart Growth Award

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The deadline for 2020 Smart Growth Award submissions is January 17, 2020. Get started on your application today!

Apply for a 2020 Smart Growth Award

Monday, November 11th, 2019

The deadline for 2020 Smart Growth Award submissions is January 17, 2020. Get started on your application today!

Addressing urban challenges at the APA Policy and Advocacy Conference

Monday, November 11th, 2019

At the APA Policy and Advocacy Conference, executive director Peter Kasabach discussed the role of state policy in helping to advance “Legacy Cities.”

2019 Complete Streets Summit

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Every two years, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers hold the Complete Streets Summit to advance strategies to make our streets safer and more accessible to everyone. 

Local Implementation Planning in Ridgewood Village Will Help Create Great Places to Age in New Jersey

Monday, October 14th, 2019

New Jersey Future recently facilitated an implementation workshop in collaboration with aging-friendly coordinators from Westwood Borough, Teaneck Township and Ridgewood Village.

Trenton Holds its First Ciclovia

Monday, October 14th, 2019

A coalition of partners led by Tri-State Transportation Campaign planned the festival to encourage biking and walking and reclaim the streets for people.

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?

Fight flooding and pollution with the updated Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The award-winning Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit is perfect for community leaders who want to manage stormwater sustainably, reduce localized flooding, and improve water quality.

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