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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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NJ State League of Municipalities Conference

November 14, 2017toNovember 16, 2017

This conference features more than 100 educational sessions and 700 exhibitors.

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center

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Association of Environmental Authorities Conference

November 14, 2017toNovember 15, 2017

The 2017 annual meeting and conference will be held at Caesar’s in Atlantic City. Chuck Underwood, whose pioneering research looks at the characteristics of age groups, will speak on “Generational Dynamics and Your Water Utility.”

Presentations on 

  • Safety
  • Climate change & flooding in NJ
  • Election’s Impact on AEA members
  • Workers Comp
  • Human Resource Management
  • Water Quality Accountability Act
  • “Envision” Tool for Capital Project Planning
  • Fiscal Planning For Infrastructure

Location: Caesar’s, Atlantic City, NJ

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Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon

November 14, 2017
10:30 amto2:00 pm

Join us November 14, 2017 in Atlantic City to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of New Jersey municipalities. This event brings together nearly 400 local, regional, and state government officials, green team members, industry professionals, and sustainability leaders. It’s a fantastic opportunity to re-connect, collaborate, and celebrate your collective achievements!

Pre-Luncheon Networking Session (10:30am – Noon)
Luncheon (Noon – 2:00pm)
Conveyance of Special Awards
Recognition of the 2017 Sustainable Jersey Certified Communities


Webinar: Creating healthy places for healthy people

November 14, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Location: online


Stephanie Bertaina, senior policy analyst with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities, and Kate Ange, Alana Braiser and Caroline Dwyer of Renaissance Planning, will be discussing EPA’s Healthy Places for Healthy People (HP2) program.

Through the Healthy Places for Healthy People program, EPA has been helping local communities and health care officials create walkable, healthy and economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that improve health, protect the environment and support economic growth. This webinar will look at the connections among economic, human and environmental health factors and present case studies on the lessons learned to date, as well as ideas on how local communities can create programs and partnerships that can lead to healthier community outcomes. Speakers will include: Stephanie Bertaina, from the U.S. EPA Office of Sustainable Communities; Kate Ange, Alana Braiser, and Caroline Dwyer with Renaissance Planning.

Webinar: Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce

November 15, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Part of the Soak Up The Rain New England Webinar Series

Location: online

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As the number of green infrastructure projects like rain gardens, bioswales, green
streets, green roofs and other best management practices expands, there is
growing interest in the possibility that the green stormwater movement may be a
potential source of jobs for local residents, including low-income and/or diverse
neighborhoods. This webinar will share information on key occupations
involved in installation, maintenance and monitoring of urban green
infrastructure, highlight findings from “Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce,” (a national study by Jobs for the Future), and highlight examples of
existing and emerging job training and certification programs. Presenters include:

 Kevin Doyle, Principal, Green Economy, will report on findings and
recommendations from Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce, a national study from Jobs for the Future that identifies and
describes key occupations involved in the installation, maintenance,
and monitoring of urban green infrastructure.

 Bethany Bezak, Green Infrastructure Manager, DC Clean Rivers
Project, DC Water and Sewer Authority, will discuss DC Water’s
leadership role in creating the National Green Infrastructure
Certification Program (NGICP), and launching job training and
contracting initiative for local residents to secure certification and be
hired into entry-level jobs.

 Amelia Rose, Executive Director, Groundwork Rhode Island, will
report on development and initial results from landscaping job training
programs that relate to green stormwater infrastructure.

 Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston
Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), will speak on how the
commission is examining job training/workforce initiatives relating to
green infrastructure, including BWSC’s involvement in the National
Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

Resiliency Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

November 16, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Presented by Rutgers Bloustein School Alumni Association: Planning and/or Policy (PoP) Topics

Space is limited; RSVP required

Register here


Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
One Whitehall Street, 11th Floor,
B-4 Conference Room
New York, NY 10004

Panelists will reflect on the unfolding disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with the lessons learned from Sandy efforts, five years later. The goal of the panel-based discussion is to reflect a variety of sector-based responses, and leave an opportunity to consider next steps, which will be extremely topical in the recovery process in each impacted area.


6:00pm-6:45: Check in and networking
6:45-7:45pm: Panel Presentation
7:45pm-8:00pm: Q&A


Simon McDonnell, Managing Director for Research and Strategic Analysis at NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR)

Sarah Hammitt, Climate Resilience Specialist at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Deborah Morris, Executive Director of Resiliency Planning, Policy, and Acquisitions at NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development


Jeanne Herb, Executive Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy


This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

Presented by the Bloustein School Alumni Association and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, PoP Topics are a series of high energy, engaging, fast-paced short talks (5-6 minutes each) covering different areas in Planning and/or Policy (PoP) and feature 4-6 speakers from various organizations discussing the selected topic area; current projects, ideas, and research.

Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

November 17, 2017
8:30 amto4:00 pm

On November 17 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership is joining with NOAA to co-host a day-long workshop: “Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience”. This workshop is designed for planners, engineers and municipal leaders who are not yet familiar with GI for coastal resilience. Participation will be capped at 50. Continuing ed credits will be available for planners and floodplain managers.

Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville

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Webinar: Stormwater requirements for private development

November 28, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

New Jersey Future’s Louise Wilson joins George T. Vallone (Hoboken Brownstone Company) and Eva Birk (NAHB) in this webinar about stormwater regulations. Join us for an informative discussion on two new tools created to help private developers move toward smart, flexible stormwater solutions.

Part I: A Developer’s Guide to Post-Construction Regulation

Part II: New Jersey Developers’ Guide to Green Infrastructure

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Public hearing on PATH extension

November 28, 2017
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Have an opinion about extending the PATH rail line south of Penn Station to Newark Airport?  Two public hearings will be held at the end of November about the proposed extension.

The two forums to explain the project and take public comments will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the Weequahic Park Sports Authority Community Center, 92 Carmichael Drive in Newark.

A second hearing will be held  on Nov. 30 during the same time period at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, Garden State Ballroom, 1048 Raymond Boulevard. Presentations will be given at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at both hearings.

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