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2022 Smart Growth Awards

Announcing the winners of the 2022

Smart Growth Awards!

New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Awards recognizes the very best in planning, development, and redevelopment in the Garden State. The 2022 virtual celebration, hosted on the interactive event platform Accelevents, honors six incredible winning projects and our two Cary Edwards Leadership Award winners for their groundbreaking contributions to making New Jersey communities sustainable and strong. To make this event as inclusive as possible, we are waiving all admission fees, though advance registration is required. One registration provides access to either or both showings!


Smart Growth Awards Virtual Celebration

Thursday, November 10, 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.

2022 Smart Growth Award Winners

Cary Edwards Leadership Award
Educator, environmental justice activist, and community leader who has advocated
at local, state, and federal levels on lead impacts on community health

Cary Edwards Leadership Award
Career-long dedication across public, private, and nonprofit sectors to good government, environmental resilience, and equitable growth in New Jersey

202 PARK
New riverfront development in Cherry Hill that provides a variety of housing options,
as well access to recreational and commercial activities

Primary Partners: Alberto & Associates | Stuart Associates | Township of Cherry Hill |
Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services | Thomas J. Brennan Architects

Revitalized park that combines recreation, public art,
and green infrastructure to improve quality of life in Passaic

Primary Partners: County of Passaic | City of Passaic |
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection | The Trust for Public Land |
MKW + Associates | Boswell Engineering

A former brownfield site that was converted into a park space
to provide recreational opportunities and reduce flood risk in Bloomfield

Primary Partners: Township of Bloomfield | NY/NJ Baykeeper | Bloomfield Third River Association | Strauss and Associates / Planners | CME Associates | Princeton Hydro | PPD Design |
gk+a Architects

Landmark adopted plan that seeks to create reinvestment in Trenton
while providing high-quality mixed-income housing options and complete streets

Primary Partners: Trenton Housing Authority | City of Trenton | Isles, Inc. |
The Michael Organization | Trenton Neighborhood Initiative | Wallace Roberts & Todd

Innovative plan that will connect neighborhoods and restore a vibrant downtown in Wildwood
Primary Partners: County of Cape May | City of Wildwood | Atlantic County Improvement Authority | South Jersey Economic Development District | Clarke Caton Hintz

State-of-the-art mixed-use development that is reshaping the historic
downtown core in South Orange and reconnecting it with its past

Primary Partners: Township of South Orange Village | Vose Avenue Apartments Urban Renewal, LLC
Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects | Professional Construction Management, LLC | Topology

Thank You to the 2022 Smart Growth Awards Sponsors

Title Sponsor

M&T Bank Logo

Community Builders

Strategic Partner

Click here to see the available sponsorship opportunities. For sponsorship questions or information, please contact Michele Glassburg  (mglassburgatnjfuturedotorg)  , 609-393-0008 x 107.


Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored more than 130 projects with Smart Growth Awards. Winners are selected from a statewide public nomination process by an independent jury. Judging the 2022 Smart Growth Awards were:

  • Barbara George Johnson, VP, External Affairs & Urban Policy, Kean University
  • Todd Gomez, Senior VP, Bank of America
  • Teri Jover, Business Administrator, Borough of Highland Park
  • Kevin Keenan, Chair, Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability in the School of Earth and Environment, Rowan University
  • Tenisha Malcolm-Wint, Director Urban Mayors Policy Center, John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research, Kean University
  • Kendra Morris, President, Northeast Region, Veolia North America
  • Katherine Payne, Director of Development & Planning Analyst, Fair Share Housing
  • Bridget Phifer, Executive Director, Business & Community in Partnership (PBCIP)
  • Alle Reis, VP & NJ Regional CRA Officer, M&T Bank
  • Madeline Urbish, Head of Government Affairs and Policy, Orsted

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