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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.

Policy Game Changers

September 13, 2018
7:30 amto10:00 am

Experts in city governance, branding, transportation, and economic development, who, as former colleagues invested in the region for decades, will reflect on the policies that have been transformational to our region and how Philadelphia should position itself to be a global competitor in the future.

Location: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The Future of Redevelopment in New Jersey

November 14, 2017
8:00 amto10:30 am

Presented by Sax LLP

The ever-changing real estate industry has many fast-paced alterations and necessary adaptations forthcoming in the New Jersey market. How will these upcoming changes affect redevelopment across the Garden State? Hear from industry experts on Nov. 14th as we come together for a dynamic panel presentation to discuss current updates and the future of the real estate market. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network and learn from our featured speakers and the Sax Real Estate team. Topics will include: proposed legislation on eliminating tax PILOTS, increased requirements for capital raising, non-waterfront redevelopment projects, new administration’s effect on real estate in New Jersey.

Featured speakers include:

Ed Russo, CEO, Russo Development
Jonathan Schultz, co-founder and managing principal, Onyx Equities
Jonathan Schwartz, partner at BNE Real Estate Group
Eric Witmondt, CEO of Woodmont Properties

Location: Stony Hill Inn, 231 Polifly Road, Hackensack NJ 07601

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Planning for Sea-Level Rise VII: Disclosure

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Seventh of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses requirements to disclose vulnerability to flooding.

New Reports Assess State’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Two new reports from the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance at Rutgers University detail New Jersey’s vulnerability to projected sea-level rise.

NJ Spotlight on Cities Looks Toward an Urban Agenda for New Jersey

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference explores a variety of topics relevant to developing an integrated urban agenda for New Jersey.

The Greatest Danger Facing New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure: The Unknown

Monday, April 4th, 2016

At a recent NJ Spotlight roundtable, water experts acknowledged we have only a vague idea of the state of our aging water systems, and of true cost of upgrading them.

Bayside Flooding Highlights Inherent Vulnerability of Barrier Islands

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Bayside flooding during winter storm Jonas highlights just how vulnerable New Jersey’s barrier islands are. ‘Soft defense’ measures seem to offer the most effective long-term approaches.

Conference Pinpoints Water as Defining Issue for Next Generation

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The inaugural New Jersey Urban Water Conference outlined the challenges and opportunities in upgrading New Jersey’s inadequate urban water infrastructure. The new collaborative Jersey Water Works was officially introduced.

Report: Fiscal Implications of Development Patterns on Road Usage

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.

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