Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Demographics and Trends

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.

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.

County Population Estimates: Return to the Urban Core Continues

Monday, March 26th, 2018

New estimates from the Census Bureau confirm the state’s population shift back to older, more built-out places. Nine counties lost population, and one hit a growth milestone.

Millennials: What Do They Want?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Millennial Town Hall at the Redevelopment Forum looked at some of the key issues keeping Millennials from starting their careers in New Jersey, including access to transportation options besides cars, and to housing they can afford.

The New Leadership Is Local

Friday, March 16th, 2018

At New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum, keynote speaker Bruce Katz outlined a new framework for governance and economic growth in the 21st century, focused on local and metropolitan cross-sector collaborations.

New Jersey Shows Small Population Growth in Latest Census Estimate

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The latest Census estimates show that New Jersey’s population is still growing, albeit at approximately half the national growth rate. The state’s population topped 9 million for the first time.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Smart-growth policy issues are well represented by the 15 experts now or formerly associated with New Jersey Future who have been named to the transition teams working with Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

Symposium Addresses Dangers of Inaction on Climate Change

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A range of speakers at New Jersey Future’s Shore of the Future event highlighted the need for broad-scale responses to the threat of climate change, and the costs of inaction.

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