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Posts Tagged ‘State Planning’

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 […]

If New Jersey Were a Country …

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Only four countries in the world are more urbanized than New Jersey, where the population density is 10 times that of the United States as a whole.

“Unpredictability” Tops List of Impediments to Redevelopment According to Forum Attendees

Monday, April 19th, 2010

New Jersey Future’s fifth-annual Redevelopment Forum, rescheduled and held on March 19, attracted close to 500 people who attended 22 workshops on a wide variety of topics. 
2010 Redevelopment Forum. Source: NJ Future
The conference attendee surveys from the Redevelopment Forum offered some revealing insights to what conference-goers feel are the primary obstacles to redevelopment in New […]

Governor’s Housing Opportunity Task Force to Assess State Planning Act

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Governor Christie signing Executive Order 12 (Governor Photos/Tim Larsen)
Earlier this week Governor Christie issued Executive Order No. 12 , which creates a “Housing Opportunity Task Force” to recommend how the state should address a variety of questions related to providing affordable housing.
The task force is charged with reviewing not only the Fair Housing Act and COAH […]

With Release of Impact Assessment, State Plan Poised for Revision, Re-adoption

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The State Planning Act requires the State Planning Commission to revise and re-adopt the State Development and Redevelopment Plan every three years.

Challenges Abound, Opportunity Knocks as Christie Prepares to Take Office

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Charting New Jersey on a path toward sustained economic growth will require many things, not the least of which is a resurrected state planning process.

Smart Growth in Transition, Part I: State Planning

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The neglect suffered by the State Planning Commission and Office of Smart Growth over the past several years is well-documented.

Where and How is New Jersey Growing?

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

New Jersey’s eight urban centers, as designated in the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, reversed course and resumed growing in the 1990s.

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