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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.

Rebuilding a Resilient New Jersey Shore Conference Recap

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The Rebuilding a Resilient New Jersey Shore conference brought together a diverse group including university professors, planners, engineers, attorneys, FEMA employees, architects, local and state officials and others concerned with the future of the New Jersey coastline.

Resilient Shore Daily News Roundup, Nov. 19, 2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012

News and commentary from around the Web on how best to rebuild the Jersey Shore.

25 Years of Smart Growth in New Jersey

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The 25 years during which New Jersey Future has advocated for smarter growth have seen some important successes: greater transit use, more land preservation, and a rise in redevelopment activity. However, more work remains to be done.

The Jersey Shore: How To Protect a Treasured Asset?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Jersey Shore is one of the state’s most treasured assets: people live there, vacation there, and work there, and the region is a significant driver of New Jersey’s economic growth. But we must rebuild it in different ways in order for it to survive severe weather events such as Hurricane Sandy. Here are just some of the critical questions that must be addressed at all levels if we’re going to make the Shore a more resilient, more sustainable place.

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