Feb. 18, 2020
New Jersey Future's annual Redevelopment Forum is coming up March 6 in New Brunswick!
Take a look at the agenda, learn about the speakers, including keynote speaker Parris Glendening, and learn more about the continuing education credits provided this year.

Did you miss the Climate-Ready Combined Sewer Overflow Solutions Forum?
A video of the event is now available:
New Jersey Future hosted the Climate-Ready CSO Solutions Forum on January 28 in the city of Elizabeth. Approximately 80 community members, engineers, utility directors, environmental advocates, students, design professionals, and media attended the forum at which CSO and climate change experts discussed integrating climate change solutions into CSO Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs).
The fifth annual Jersey Water Works Conference gathered 315 water leaders, advocates, and professionals to share ideas, explore infrastructure solutions, and celebrate the progress of the collaborative. 

New Jersey Future and JGSC Group presented Does the Retail Apocalypse Mean the End of Downtowns? at the annual American Planning Association–New Jersey conference held on January 23rd in New Brunswick. The answer to that apocalyptic question was a resounding “maybe”.

Recently-released 2015 land use/land cover data from the Department of Environmental Protection and the add-on analysis by the Rowan/Rutgers research team, offer an opportunity to assess the state of land development in New Jersey and how New Jersey’s land-use priorities have evolved over the last three decades.
Legislative Updates
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  • New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach released a statement on Governor Murphy's 2020 State of the State Address. Read the statement.
  • New Jersey Future provided testimony on bills S253. S647, and S922 addressing lead in drinking and the Water Quality Accountability Act. Read more.
  • New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach released a statement on the new State Planning Commission members. Read more.
  • New Jersey Future submitted comments on proposed regulations and preliminary guidance for the Securing Our Children's Future bond act. Read more.
  • New Jersey Future with 11 other organizations sent a letter to Department of Education Commissioner Repollet urging changes to the proposed regulations of the Securing Our Children's Future bond act. Read the letter.
Coming Up
Advancing Age-Friendly Communities in New Jersey Conference
The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation and the Grotta Fund are hosting the  Advancing Age-Friendly Communities in New Jersey  conference on March 11, 2020. New Jersey Future is a proud partner of this event. New Jersey Future's Tanya Rohrbach and Tim Evans will be presenting at the conference.   
  • Registration is open for the 2020 Redevelopment Forum on March 6, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. Register today.
  • Chris Sturm, Managing Director, Policy and Water and Jyoti Venketraman, Program Manager will be speaking at the American Water Works Association - NJ Annual Spring Conference on Mar. 17.
F eatured Resources

This report from the Jersey Water Works Lead in Drinking Water Task Force outlines actions New Jersey can take to virtually eliminate lead in drinking water in 10 years. New Jersey Future is a member of the Jersey Water Works collaborative.
Social Media Highlight
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Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible growth, redevelopment and infrastructure investments to foster vibrant cities and towns, protect natural lands and waterways, enhance transportation choices, provide access to safe, affordable and aging-friendly neighborhoods and fuel a strong economy. The organization does this through original research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on strategic assistance.