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Posts Tagged ‘Indicators’

New Jer…..

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The United States of Autocomplete. Source:
We’re a few months late on this — it’s already been covered ably by numerous other blogs – but the New Jersey angle is interesting enough to warrant a post here. (As an aside: this is a perfect example of something that used to get sent around the New Jersey Future […]

Another Nail in the McMansion Coffin?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Last month, we reported on a study by the National Association of Homebuilders showing that young people prefer to live in an urban environment with easy access to amenities, rather than the suburban cul-de-sac neighborhoods in which they grew up.

A Look Back at Governor Christie’s First Year

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

As a candidate for governor, Chris Christie expressed support for a strengthened state planning process, pledging to improve interagency coordination, discourage suburban sprawl and focus all existing incentive programs on urban revitalization.
Christie’s urban platform called for providing affordable, quality housing for those who need it most; making cities attractive to business and job growth; […]

If New Jersey Were a Country …

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Only four countries in the world are more urbanized than New Jersey, where the population density is 10 times that of the United States as a whole.

NJ Cities Dominate the Car-Free List – But for the Right Reasons?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Light Rail in Newark. Source: FTA
Streetsblog Capitol Hill takes a look at how to encourage less car ownership — and links to a Wikipedia page listing the cities with the greatest percentages of zero-car households.  All of New Jersey’s cities of more than 100,000 population make the list:  Newark and Jersey City appear in the […]

Should we be happy or sad about fewer people on the road?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

photo by author
A couple of news items over the last few days have combined to serve as a good reminder that owning and driving a car is a means to an end, not an end in itself.  Driving (at least non-recreational travel) is what economists call a “derived good” – something people consume not because […]

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