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Posts Tagged ‘Smart Growth’

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.

Pete Kasabach Discussing Transit-Oriented Development in Jersey City

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach was featured in a recent video by Streetsfilms focused on transit-oriented development in Jersey City. The video is the first in their MBA: Moving Beyond the Automobile series, and also features friends of New Jersey Future Kate Slevin (Tri-State Transportation Campaign), Vivian Baker (NJ Transit) and Bob Cotter (Jersey […]

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.

State Planning Commission to Meet on February 16th After Long Hiatus

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

New Jersey’s State Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 16, for the first time in more than a year. The commission now has a quorum thanks to the appointment of members of the executive branch by Gov. Chris Christie last month. Five of the 10 seats reserved for public members and local government representatives […]

Downtown Revitalization Taking Hold in New Jersey’s Deep South

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Downtown Millville during their monthly Third Friday event. Source: NJSLOM
As the chief of New Jersey Future’s tongue-in-cheek South Jersey Bureau (as well as a bona-fide South Jerseyan myself), I feel duty bound to pass along this story from The Press of Atlantic City about the renaissance going on in the downtowns of some of New Jersey’s most […]

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Young People Don’t Want to Live Where Their Parents Did

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The cast of CBS's How I Met Your Mother, TV's consummate young urban professionals. Source: purzuit.com
This is the message that came out of the National Homebuilders Association annual meeting in Orlando, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the article, young people (born between 1980 and 2000, roughly) are eschewing the suburban cul-de-sacs where they were […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Awaits Governor’s Signature

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 128 / The Charms Building. Asbury Pary, NJ. One of the 10 most endangered historic buildings in 2009
The New Jersey Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Historic Property Tax Credit Act (S-659), which now awaits the governor’s signature. (The Assembly has already passed an identical version of the […]

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; […]

“Smart Growth” vs. “Growth Management”

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Google Labs has developed a tool it calls the Book NgramViewer, which allows a user to search Google’s book archives over a specified time period for the appearance of specific words or phrases.  Among other things, this tool can be used to compare the frequency of use of two terms that have […]

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