Working for Smart Growth:
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Planning and Governance

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.

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.”

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.

Population Growth in Older Centers (but not all of them) Continues To Outstrip the Rest of the State

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The Census Bureau’s municipal population estimates for 2018 show that redevelopment of older centers continues to be the way New Jersey is growing. However, not all areas are seeing this growth.

Job Growth Finally Following Population to Compact Centers

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Even as population growth has moved back to compact, walkable places since 2008, job growth initially continued to occur in low-density suburban locations. The latest numbers from the state Department of Labor show that, starting in 2014, that trend has reversed.

New County Population Estimates: More of the Same Changes

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

New census county population estimates show older urban areas are continuing to revitalize. Some growth is even returning to New Jersey’s exurban areas.

Are Millennials Leaving New Jersey Because Housing Costs Too Much?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

A look at the places with the characteristics that typically attract Millennials, but that aren’t attracting New Jersey Millennial out-migrants, suggests that housing costs could be a key factor in where these out-migrants decide to live.

New Jersey Future Executive Director To Co-Chair Waterfront Alliance Coastal Resilience Task Force

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach has been named a co-chair of the Waterfront Alliance’s new Coastal Resiliency Task Force. The task force will work to build consensus around needed resiliency measures, and issue a recommendations report.

At Convention, Builders Take Interest in Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Builders at the Atlantic Builders Convention took a good deal of interest in best practices and benefits of green stormwater management techniques. Proposed new rules will require its use.

New Jersey’s Approval Rate Sinking With Young Adults

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The latest Monmouth Poll Garden State Quality of Life Index shows continuing and growing dissatisfaction among young adults. Census data offer some insights into why.

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