Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Smart Growth Issues

Smart Growth Issues

Smart growth is growth that addresses the connections between land development and environmental protection, social equity, public health, and economic vitality. Smart growth can be achieved by reforming existing laws and regulations that do not meet the needs of the way we live today. Explore the topics below to learn more about the issues.

  • Planning and GovernanceNew Jersey state plan map

    Land-use decisions involve multiple interrelated issues and rarely respect political boundaries. Achieving smart growth outcomes requires coordinating land-use decision-making across multiple issue areas and across political jurisdictions.

  • Development and RedevelopmentDevelopment and Redevelopment

    With limited amount of greenfield land left that is appropriate for development, redevelopment in existing communities with existing infrastructure is going to be the dominant form of growth.

  • Environment and AgricultureA New Jersey farm

    Policies aimed at preserving our natural resources, keeping our air clean and our water safe, maintaining our open spaces and ensuring that our farmland remains fertile and productive have impacts that go far beyond protecting the environment and sustaining agriculture.

  • Transportationwelcome to new jersey traffic sign

    Transportation and land use are inextricably linked. Transportation investments and policies influence development patterns, and development patterns shape travel patterns.

  • Strategic ServicesStrategic Services

    Our strategic services can help you make a plan to take advantage of opportunities for resiliency, growth and equity, and can help you implement that plan.

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