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Posts Tagged ‘Zoning’

New NJF Report Explores How to Promote Racial Integration in NJ Municipalities

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

New Jersey is paradoxically one of the most diverse and most segregated states in the nation. The state has grown more diverse over the last two decades, with its non-Hispanic white percentage shrinking from two-thirds of the state population in 2000 to a little more than half as of the 2020 Census, with notable proportional growth among Hispanic and Asian-American communities. But New Jersey’s macro-level diversity often does not translate into integration at the local level, and places that are integrated at the local level don’t always stay that way.

A New Housing Model for New Jersey

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Guest author AIA NJ President Joshua Zinder shares the importance of providing “missing middle” housing options to fill a gap in housing and revitalize communities.

Single-Family Zoning: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

New Jersey should follow Oregon’s and California’s lead and take advantage of the growing national momentum toward zoning reform, to at least begin a discussion about how such reforms might work in New Jersey.

State Reaffirms Commitment to Transit Village Program; Eliminates Funding

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

NJDOT Commissioner Jim Simpson insisted that the Department remained committed to the program.

NJ’s Gold Coast Ranks First in “Smart Transportation”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Fresh on the heels of Streetsfilms’ video lauding Jersey City as a leader in transit-oriented development, New Jersey’s second city is again making headlines as a leader in smart growth.

State and Federal Initiatives Raise Difficult Questions about Solar Siting

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

With the rise of solar power and other renewable sources of energy a new debate has emerged that raises a number of important questions about the highest and best use for land in the nation’s most developed state.

Menendez Introduces Bill to Provide Tax Credit for Transit Oriented Development, But Will the Zoning Be There?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

In New Jersey, oftentimes it is municipal opposition, not developer disinterest, that can stymie transit-oriented development and other types of smart growth.

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