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Posts Tagged ‘Regionalism’

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 […]

Metro Areas Are the Key to America’s – and New Jersey’s – Future Economic Prosperity

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Every NJ county is in a metropolitan area
In an article in the Wall Street Journal (“The Metro Moment”) last week, the Brookings Institution’s Bruce Katz drew attention to the importance of metropolitan areas to the nation’s economic activity:

The real heart of the American economy lies in the top […]

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