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Planning and Governance

All Boats Rise: Investing in Climate Resilience & Communities

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The science is clear: climate change is here, and its threats are only going to grow more pronounced. But, carefully coordinated efforts can not only protect New Jerseyans from these threats, but can help spur economic activity, as well, making our state that much stronger. That was the message from four senior-level officials from Governor Murphy’s administration at the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference, hosted by New Jersey Future and the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Single-Family Zoning: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

New Jersey should follow Oregon’s and California’s lead and take advantage of the growing national momentum toward zoning reform, to at least begin a discussion about how such reforms might work in New Jersey.

School District Consolidation Is More Than Just a Cost-Saving Measure

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Regionalizing school districts could also help increase housing options and make New Jersey a less segregated state.

Continuing Implications of Broadband Inequity

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

As we move closer to a full recovery with the rollout of vaccines, we must not lose focus on the issues surrounding broadband access that can hinder our progress towards a “new normal.”

Visualizing an Aging-Friendly Built Environment for Implementation in Ridgewood Village

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

New Jersey Future partnered with the Village of Ridgewood to develop an aging-friendly land use implementation plan, and now a graduate design studio class at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is helping to move it along.

Does School District Fragmentation Support Residential Segregation?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

If New Jersey wants to address its status as one of the most segregated states in the country, mitigating its exclusionary land-use incentives by organizing and funding public education at a higher level of government might be a good place to start. Read the latest installment in our Geography of Equity and Inclusion series.

New Jersey Future to work with regional campaign for resilience

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

New Jersey Future is proud to be an inaugural member of the important and growing Rise to Resilience coalition, a group of New Jersey and New York residents, leaders in the business, labor, and justice communities, volunteer organizations, scientists, and environmental advocates.

New Jersey Future and NJDEP release report of local options and actions for resilience

Friday, March 13th, 2020

New Jersey Future analyzed 350 innovative strategies applied in 76 cities or regions that could serve as model initiatives to develop the 15 strategies detailed in the Local Options/Local Actions: Resilience Strategies Case Studies report for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). 

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.

Where does impervious cover have the biggest impact?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently released a 2015 update of its land use / land cover data set. The LU/LC dataset offers a periodic snapshot of how and where New Jersey both uses and preserves its land.

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