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Posts Tagged ‘Open Space’

New Jersey Leads in Farmland Loss

Monday, February 21st, 2011

New Jersey lost a greater share of its agricultural land to development than any state – more than 25 percent in the 25 years between 1982 and 2007.

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.

DEP Decision Sets Positive Precedent for Compact Growth

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Plan calls for channeling future growth into walkable, mixed-use centers, through either redevelopment of existing cities and towns or creation of new communities, surrounded by protected open lands.

Sprawl Not Yet a Thing of the Past

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

New Jersey has long been the nation’s most developed state, but new data show it is now more developed than anything else.

New Report Shows Suburbanization of NJ Has Picked Up Pace Since 2002

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Source: Hasse/Lathrop
A joint Rowan-Rutgers report, co-released today by New Jersey Future, shows that New Jersey is losing open space at an increasing pace. Between 2002 and 2007, 16,061 acres per year, an amount equal to 34 football fields each day, were developed in New Jersey.   This is a 7% increase from the previous rate of […]

New Jersey Future Supports Bond Issue

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Photo Source: Dan Fatton
Growing smart also means preserving smart. New Jersey ranks as a national leader in land conservation. In round numbers, 30% of our state is publicly owned or deed-restricted parkland or farmland. And each year, hundreds of millions of dollars are raised by the state, all 21 counties and more than 200 […]

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