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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 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.

Report Gives New Jersey High Marks for Designating Opportunity Zones in Smart-Growth Locations

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

A new national report ranks New Jersey’s Opportunity zones high on smart-growth location potential, but also high on an index that predicts residents’ vulnerability to displacement.

Getting Sewage Off Our Streets and Out of Our Rivers

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

A new statewide campaign will work to engage communities in drafting proposed solutions to the problem of sewage overflows into area streets and waterways.

DEP Moves to Require Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The proposed new stormwater rule makes green infrastructure the priority for stormwater management, rather than an afterthought.

DEP Gathers Input at Coastal Resilience Summit on Local Actions To Plan for Climate Change

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

At an invitation-only gathering hosted by the state DEP, New Jersey Future provided insight on innovative planning strategies and implementation actions from other coastal locations that could inform coastal resilience initiatives in New Jersey.

The Transportation-Emissions Reduction Strategy No One’s Talking About

Monday, October 8th, 2018

We can reduce transportation-related greenhouse-gas emissions by switching our vehicles to cleaner fuels. But unless we also reduce the miles they travel, we’re only addressing half the problem.

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