Working for Smart Growth:
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Planning and Governance

DOT Offers Help in Applying for Federal Transportation Grants

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The NJDOT is offering expert help in preparing applications for Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grants.

The March Toward Walkable Urbanism Continues

Friday, May 25th, 2018

New Census municipal population estimates confirm a continuation of the trend toward places with mixed-use centers and a dense local street grid, and in particular toward towns with access to rail transit.

Green Infrastructure Draws Attention at Atlantic Builders Convention

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The partnership between New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association provided ample evidence at this year’s Atlantic Builders Convention that its focus on incorporating green infrastructure into development plans is having an impact.

Exploring Green Infrastructure Options for Your Project? These Tools Can Help.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

An overview of several tools that allow developers and local officials to understand how various green infrastructure practices can fit into a development project, and what the impact would be of development on stormwater infrastructure.

New Jersey Future Resources Highlighted at National Planners’ Convention

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Resources developed as part of New Jersey Future’s work with several municipalities on Creating Great Places To Age were featured at the American Planning Association’s annual National Planning Conference in April.

Opportunity Zones Take Another Step Forward

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New Jersey’s proposal to designate 169 Census tracts as Opportunity Zones has been approved. Analysis shows they represent the kinds of places where the state would like to direct growth, and where targeted investment can catalyze economic revitalization.

How Do We Pay for New Jersey’s Aging Stormwater Infrastructure?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A session at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum examined how stormwater utilities work in other states, what their benefits are, why New Jersey may want to consider authorizing them, and where the state is in that process.

A Competition Over Placemaking

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Speakers at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum plenary session discussed how to capitalize on national trends affecting redevelopment, and things New Jersey can do to foster revitalization of communities of all sizes. The key, they all said, is placemaking.

Maximizing the Impact of Public-Private Partnerships

Friday, March 30th, 2018

A panel at New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum focused on two key things that can make or break public-private partnerships: making sure goals and incentives are aligned among all parties, and making sure the community and its local government has the lead role.

Making New Jersey’s Communities More Aging-Friendly

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Speakers at a New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum session on making the state’s communities more aging-friendly highlighted the need for a greater range of housing options, and more places where all the amenities older residents need are within easy, walkable reach.

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