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To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, We Need to Drive Less—and Build Smarter

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

A new report from Transportation for America, Driving Down Emissions: Transportation, Land Use, and Climate Change, makes clear that the amount of carbon we pump into the atmosphere still depends on how much we drive, which in turn depends on where and how we build things.

Changes to Municipal Land Use Law would make NJ municipalities more resilient

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Currently, New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law does not account for climate change, but a bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin would require the land use plan element of municipal master plans assess likely impacts associated with climate change-related risks and devise strategies to address them.

Broadband for All: The Geography of Digital Equity in New Jersey

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

For New Jersey’s recovery from the pandemic to be successful, everyone should have the ability to access the internet at reasonable speeds with affordable prices regardless of their geography or income.

New Jersey Future to work with regional campaign for resilience

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

New Jersey Future is proud to be an inaugural member of the important and growing Rise to Resilience coalition, a group of New Jersey and New York residents, leaders in the business, labor, and justice communities, volunteer organizations, scientists, and environmental advocates.

New Jersey’s Supply of Developable Land Is Shrinking – As a Result of Both Development and Preservation

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Recently-released 2015 land use/land cover data from the Department of Environmental Protection offer an opportunity to assess the state of land development in New Jersey.

Build streets for everyone with this new model policy

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

NJDOT’s new model complete and green streets policy and guide provides practical guidance for municipalities, counties, and agencies to improve roads and the overall landscape.

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 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.

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.

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