Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Transportation

A Better Way To Plan for Traffic Effects of New Development

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

San Jose, California, is using a vehicle-miles-traveled score as a more accurate way than the traditional level-of-service analysis to assess the effectiveness of various traffic mitigation initiatives developers might employ.

New Jersey Future Releases Action Plan for Trenton Transit Center Area

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Trenton Transit Center Strategic Action Plan, prepared by New Jersey Future for the economic-development organization Greater Trenton in partnership with architecture and planning firm Clarke Caton Hintz, lays out strategies and implementation tactics for transforming the station area into a vibrant and dynamic district.

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.

New Jersey Future To Participate in Trenton Innovation Challenge Grant

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

New Jersey Future is one of a consortium of organizations participating in the City of Trenton’s Innovation Challenge Grant, focused on creating an incubator, maker’s campus and training center near the Trenton Transit Center.

DOT’s Municipal Aid: Look Beneath the (Re)Surface for Innovative Uses

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The NJDOT Municipal Aid program can be used for much more than road resurfacing. Municipalities interested in a variety of roadway upgrades should get their applications in by the Oct. 8 deadline.

Are the Suburbs Back? Depends On How You Define ‘Suburb’

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Are recent reports highlighting a resurgence in population growth in the suburbs accurate? It depends on how you define “suburb.” But maybe we should focus more on characteristics than location.

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.

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.

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.

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