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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.

Yes, Millennials Really Are Fleeing the State. The Data Say So.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Nationally, Millennials are a much larger generation than the one that came before them. But not in New Jersey. This is a problem for the future economic health of the state, and deserves to be addressed.

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.

New Report Outlines Coastal Resilience Strategies

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A new report, prepared by New Jersey Future as part of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities project, details strategies and tools coastal municipalities that want to reduce their vulnerability to future sea-level rise can use, and it outlines steps the state can take to support and coordinate local efforts.

Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

A Year One Clean Water Agenda for the New Governor

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A group of public-sector, private-sector and nonprofit organizations has proposed Year One Clean Water Agenda for Governor-elect Phil Murphy, urging him to prioritize investment in clean water during the first year of his administration.

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