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Posts Tagged ‘Land use’

Developers Worry Parking Privatization Will Impede TOD…In Boston

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

It seems NJ Transit isn’t the only transit agency seeking to wring more revenue from the acres of parking it controls near its stations. At the same time NJ Transit is vetting bidders for the right to lease and operate 81 of the most profitable parking facilities in its system — in exchange for an […]

Insights from Review of “The Ethics of Metropolitan Growth”

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

A review by Daniel Nairn of a new book, Ethics of Metropolitan Growth: The Future of our Built Environment, by Robert Kirkland. The review is insightful and worth reading in full, but it contains a few points that are particularly relevant to New Jersey Future and its mission.

Governance by Watershed: What Would It Look Like in NJ?

Monday, November 15th, 2010

image source: Strange Maps

Strange Maps today takes a look at a map illustrating what the Intermountain West would have looked like if the US government had heeded the recommendation of explorer John Wesley Powell that state boundaries in the country’s arid region be drawn to coincide with drainage basins.  (A larger version of the map […]

RPA Report Finds ARC To Raise Home Values By $18 Billion

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Source: RPA
Though it’s been billed as the most expensive infrastructure project in the nation, the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel currently under construction between New Jersey and New York will provide a substantial return on investment, according to a study released this week by the Regional Plan Association. Looking at the impact on […]

DEP Announces New Initiative to Combat Transportation Emissions

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday that New Jersey is joining 10 other states and the District of Columbia to form the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), “a regional group that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transportation improvements and efficiencies.”
Curtailing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation will be essential if New […]

State and Federal Initiatives Raise Difficult Questions about Solar Siting

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

With the rise of solar power and other renewable sources of energy a new debate has emerged that raises a number of important questions about the highest and best use for land in the nation’s most developed state.

Taxes Chasing People Out of New Jersey – But Which Tax? And Which People?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Last week, the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College released Migration of Wealth in New Jersey and the Impact on Wealth and Philanthropy, a study indicating that New Jersey has experienced a net loss of wealth since 2004 as a result of  high-wealth households moving out of the state and not being replaced […]

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