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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.

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.

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 Future Sends Letter to Governor Urging Him To Sign Stormwater Utility Legislation

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

New Jersey Future Executive Director Pete Kasabach has sent a letter to Governor Murphy urging him to sign the Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act, which would permit local government entities to establish stormwater management utilities.

New Jersey Future Submits Comments on Proposed Stormwater Rule Amendments

Monday, February 4th, 2019

New Jersey Future submitted comments on proposed changes to the NJDEP’s stormwater management rules, praising the emphasis on green infrastructure and offering recommendations for making the rule clearer and more effective.

Group of Mayors, Organizations Sends Letter Urging Gov. Murphy To Renew Focus on State Plan

Friday, February 1st, 2019

A group of 18 mayors and organizations concerned with how New Jersey grows and develops has sent a letter to Gov. Murphy urging him to renew focus on the State Plan.

New Jersey Future Statement on Passage of the Clean Stormwater, Flood Reduction Act

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

New Jersey Future applauds the Legislature’s Jan. 31, 2019, passage of the Clean Stormwater, Flood Reduction Act, and encourages the governor to sign it.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority Announces $250,000 in Funding for Redeveloping Stranded Assets

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is now taking applications for its 21st Century Redevelopment Program, which targets the challenge of redeveloping abandoned or underutilized suburban office parks and shopping malls.

New Jersey Becoming Less Dangerous for Pedestrians, but Still Work To Do

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Smart Growth America’s new report on pedestrian fatalities shows New Jersey isn’t the most dangerous place to walk, but there is still work to do to make it safer.

New Jersey Future’s David Kutner To Receive Statewide Planning Award

Monday, January 14th, 2019

New Jersey Future Planning Manager David Kutner, who directed the organization’s post-Hurricane Sandy recovery planning work, will receive APA NJ’s award for outstanding professional planning.

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