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New Jersey Needs More “Missing Middle” Housing

Monday, July 19th, 2021

New Jersey’s housing costs are among the highest in the country. The state ranks seventh in median home value and fourth in median rent. The state is losing younger households to other states, and evidence points to high housing costs as one of the reasons. To create more of the kinds of homes that younger households are looking for—in the neighborhoods they want to live in—New Jersey should consider revising the zoning and parking requirements that determine what kind of housing gets built and where.

Web Mapping to Support Smart Equitable Cities in Community Planning

Friday, June 25th, 2021

“Web mapping is a supertool for planners,” according to Rowan University Geography Professor John Hasse. The Web Mapping to Support Smart Equitable Cities in Community Planning session at the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference demonstrated just that with several case studies highlighting new web mapping initiatives in New Jersey.

Water, Water Everywhere—Achilles Heel or Asset?

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Water is essential for life, but the infrastructure that brings it into our homes—or keeps it out of our basements—is only considered when something goes wrong. At the 2021 New Jersey Planning & Redevelopment Conference session Water, Water Everywhere—Achilles Heel or Asset? panelists discussed why water can no longer be treated as an add-on issue that communities simply react to.

New Jersey Future and Partners Launch Lead-Free NJ

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

New Jersey Future, along with numerous partners including policy advocates and community members and organizations, launched Lead-Free NJ. This new collaborative seeks to mitigate the prevalence and impact of lead contamination across the state by pursuing an action-oriented advocacy agenda. 

A New Housing Model for New Jersey

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Guest author AIA NJ President Joshua Zinder shares the importance of providing “missing middle” housing options to fill a gap in housing and revitalize communities.

NJDEP Releases Guidance on Stormwater Utilities, a Tool for Equitable Stormwater Management

Monday, April 12th, 2021

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released guidance on the creation of stormwater utilities, a tool newly available to New Jersey communities to help mitigate flooding and pollution problems.

An Interview with 2020 Cary Edwards Leadership Award Winner Peter Reinhart

Monday, November 9th, 2020

New Jersey Future is honoring Peter Reinhart at this year’s Smart Growth Awards for his decades of service and commitment to smart, fair, and resilient growth in New Jersey across the government, nonprofit, academic, and business sectors.

Meet our 2020 Summer Interns!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

New Jersey Future’s internship program is developing the next generation of thinkers in smart growth. Here is what the 2020 summer interns worked on, in their own words.

Meet our 2020 Spring Interns!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

New Jersey Future’s internship program is developing the next generation of thinkers in smart growth. We offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to assist us with various projects, including research, writing, communications, and administration. Here is what this summer’s interns worked on, in their own words.

United in the Fight for Equity and Justice

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

A message from our Executive Director Peter Kasabach.

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