This session will examine the changing face of stormwater management, including new authority for localities to establish stormwater utilities, a review of the pending stormwater rule proposed by DEP, and the growing role for “green infrastructure,” such as rain gardens and permeable pavement. Together, these approaches provide a new set of tools for private developers and state and local governments that are seeking innovative, cost-effective ways of absorbing stormwater runoff. Session summary Michele Adams presentation Stephen […]Click for more information on 'Changing the Course of Stormwater Management'
As we rely increasingly on digital connectivity, access to the Internet of Things will become indispensable, and smart technologies will provide new opportunities for towns of all sizes to spur economic growth, improve quality of life, and manage operations more efficiently. This session will offer insight on designing and implementing a smart city vision to realize tangible benefits, and will consider the complexities of data access, privacy, policing, geographic and demographic distribution of benefits and […]Click for more information on 'Beyond Broadband: Effective and Equitable Smart Cities'
New Jersey communities cannot take for granted essential services like clean water, reliable transit and resilient energy. Infrastructure breakdowns disrupt commerce and threaten public health, highlighting the growing gap between today’s crumbling systems and the infrastructure we need. Meanwhile the state’s current fiscal situation limits its ability even to maintain the status quo. After identifying the most critical shortcomings in New Jersey infrastructure financing, this panel will share strategies and innovations that New Jersey can […]Click for more information on 'Building the Infrastructure New Jersey Needs'