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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.

Green infrastructure resource wins national award

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

New Jersey Future’s Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit has been honored with an Excellence in Communications Award from the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA). This award celebrates outstanding communications projects that inform the public about flood awareness, pollution prevention, and environmental protection. 

Stormwater Camp? Yes please!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Stormwater Camp, coordinated by Wallkill River Watershed Management Group and funded by New Jersey Future, is filled with field trips and hands-on activities designed to help campers understand the connection between rainfall, runoff, the rivers and lakes they love, the wildlife that surrounds them, and the water flowing into and out of their homes.

Build streets for everyone with this new model policy

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

NJDOT’s new model complete and green streets policy and guide provides practical guidance for municipalities, counties, and agencies to improve roads and the overall landscape.

New Jersey Future staff explore Paterson

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Each summer, New Jersey Future staff embark on a fun (and educational) outing to see smart growth in action. This summer, we chose to visit the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution: Paterson, NJ.

Meet our summer 2019 interns!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

New Jersey Future’s internship program is developing the next generation of thinkers in smart growth. Here is what this summer’s interns worked on.

Program manager Jyoti Venketraman to be honored

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Jyoti Venketraman, program manager, will be recognized at New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (NJCASA) September Celebration of Champions for her work preventing sexual violence in New Jersey. 

Proposed stormwater rule change means green infrastructure training for municipal engineers

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Six months after proposing significant amendments to New Jersey’s stormwater management rules NJAC 7:8), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is working diligently on responses to public comments.

Five Ways Social Entrepreneurship Could Disrupt Traditional Planning and Development

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

A new report examines a range of technology-driven innovations that have the potential to disrupt the traditional processes of planning and development.

Regional Planning in the Pinelands: Well-Directed Growth, but What Effect on Natural Resources?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Pinelands Protection Act appears to have been effective at steering growth within its jurisdiction, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that the area’s overall growth doesn’t degrade critical natural resources.

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