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Posts Tagged ‘Redevelopment’

New Jersey Future Seeks Nominations for 2012 Smart Growth Awards

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Do you know of an innovative project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for bringing smart growth ideals to light? Consider nominating it for a 2012 Smart Growth Award.

NJDOT Commissioner: $1 Million for Transit Villages Not Enough, So We Made It Zero

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Contrary to appearances, the NJDOT really likes the Transit Village program, and its aim of producing more transit-oriented development. But the $1 million in funding the program received paled in comparison to the need, so we decided to eliminate the funding altogether.

Light Rail Extension to Support TOD in Jersey City

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The NJ Transit Board of Directors approved a plan to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line across Route 440 in Jersey City to the city’s western waterfront along the Hackensack River.

Why NJ Should Tie Business Incentives to Smart Growth

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New Jersey is poised to hand out $137 million in tax credits to two companies — Panasonic Corp. and Bayer HealthCare — that recently announced plans to relocate their headquarters in the Garden State.

A Bleak Recent Past, a Brighter Future Ahead

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Experts paint a picture of the Garden State in transition — from a manufacturing and construction-based economy to a services-based economy, from a state in deep recession to a state in slow recovery, from a Baby Boomer-induced growth pattern of suburban sprawl to a Generation Y-inspired comeback for compact, walkable communities.

NJ Transit Delays Parking Privatization

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Asbury Park Press ran a good article over the weekend updating the status of NJ Transit’s initiative to privatize parking at 81 of its busiest stations, a program creatively dubbed “SPACES”. Apparently, the process is more complicated than they first anticipated, thanks in part to the large number of properties and existing ownership and […]

2011 Redevelopment Forum SUCCESS!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The 2011 Redevelopment Forum was a huge success!
Thank you again to our generous title sponsors:

 
Special thanks to the luncheon & keynote speaker sponsor:

Our tote bags and audio visuals were generously provided by:

Beverages made possible by the generosity of:

More than 150 joined us for a great afternoon networking reception, thanks to sponsors:

More than 80 speakers spoke […]

Pittsburgh Offers Bold Model for Redevelopment

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

As cities and towns in New Jersey grapple with the economic and social challenges of the 21st Century, Murphy said, they can draw some lessons from the example set by Pittsburgh where regional tax-base sharing initiated 40 years ago has led to land-use decisions that preserve open space and maintain vibrant downtowns.

Is Jersey City a Suburb? Joel Kotkin Thinks So.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

For much of the past decade, there has been a constant media drumbeat about the “return to the cities.” Urban real estate interests, environmentalists and planners have widely promoted this idea.

More than 500 registered – join us Friday!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Today we received the registration of our 500th attendee for Friday’s Redevelopment Forum, which will be held at the Hyatt Hotel & Conference Center in New Brunswick. The guest list includes reputable planners, architects, developers, municipal leaders and elected officials.
The entire staff has been working hard, putting the finishing touches on New […]

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