Tag Archives: New Jersey

The Shore of the Future

​Sea level rise associated with climate change is a clear and growing coast-wide threat facing every resident and business in all of New Jersey’s shoreline communities. Assessing and addressing this risk effectively requires a coast-wide plan of action. The framework for forging a coast-wide response strategy was the focus of a round-table discussion during New Jersey Future’s 2017 Redevelopment Forum. Trenton, New Jersey. Learn more and register... Read more

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

​This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. Learn more... Read more

Suburban Sprawl is Out. Smart Growth, Redevelopment, Transit Stations are In

The Census Bureau recently released new municipal population estimates, and the data confirm that a transformation is indeed happening in New Jersey. A number of our urban and built-out municipalities have experienced growth since the recession. Built-out places – which also tend to be the more compact, walkable, and transit-accessible places – have reversed decades of stagnation and sometimes outright population loss, and are now the primary drivers of growth in the post-recession era. Read more... Read more

Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program

​ The Highlands Conservation Act is designed to assist Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania in conserving land and natural resources in the Highlands Region through Federal assistance for land conservation projects in which a State entity acquires land or an interest in land from a willing seller to permanently protect resources of high conservation value. Applications due July 9. Learn more and apply... Read more

Small Cities With Big-City Infrastructure Problems: Case Studies in Stormwater Innovation

New Jersey Future and Re:focus Partners celebrate the conclusion of Build It Green Initiative and the release of Re:focus Partners’ new report “Small Cities With Big-City Infrastructure Problems” describing a new approach to integrated stormwater infrastructure design, finance and implementation being piloted in Gloucester City, Jersey City and Perth Amboy. Additionally, as part of the BIG Initiative Re:focus Partners and SCAPE launched The Field Guide to CSO+: A Strategy for Aligning Community Priorities to help empower the decision makers charged with... Read more

Hoboken Finalizes $30M Purchase of BASF Property, Site of New Resiliency Park

Plans are already underway to create a temporary 4-acre “pop-up” park on Hoboken’s newly purchased 6.1-acre BASF property, so that the community can start to enjoy the benefits of this historic acquisition by this summer. The site is also home to the planned Northwest Resiliency Park. The purchase of the park property is funded through a low-interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Fund Program, which includes 19 percent principal forgiveness for the green infrastructure components. Read more... Read more

Land Overlooking Great Falls is Preserved

Once slated for a large housing complex, an area overlooking the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, will instead be preserved under a $5.7 million open space purchase. The purchase is among the first wave of land acquisitions under the newly restored Green Acres program, which had been without a dedicated funding source for years. That changed in 2014 when voters approved a constitutional amendment that provided corporate tax money for open space purchases. Read more... Read more
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