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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.

State Launches “Strategic State Planning Process”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

On March 4, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Wayne Hasenbalg outlined the Christie administration’s State Strategic Planning Process Project.”

State Planning Commission Meets for the First Time Since 2009

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Today marked the first meeting of the New Jersey State Planning Commission under the Christie administration.
Chairman Ed McKenna presided over the meeting, which was attended by new members Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Economic Development Authority CEO Caren Franzini, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and Schools Development Authority CEO Marc Larkins.  Also in attendance […]

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 […]

Planning Advocacy Head Offers Public Comments, but Few Hints About Future of State Planning

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Gerry Shargenberger. Source: Atlantic Heights Herald
The status of the Office of Planning Advocacy (formerly the Office of Smart Growth—and before that the Office of State Planning, for those keeping score), as well as the entire state planning apparatus, has been in doubt for years, stretching back to the Corzine administration. (See our Future Facts on the subject, State Planning: […]

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; […]

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.

Sustainable Communities: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

In New Jersey, a group of cities, counties and state government, regional agencies, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations (including New Jersey Future)from throughout the 13-county North Jersey region have formed the “North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium.”

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 […]

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