In the 1980s and 1990s, office parks sprouted at highway interchanges all over the state as employment followed population and retail into the suburbs. But with recent economic and demographic trends working to steer people and jobs back into walkable and transit-accessible mixed-use centers and away from self-contained, car-dependent campuses, the challenge is what to do with these now-obsolete “white elephant” office properties. Panelists will discuss a range of strategies that can be applied to […]Click for more information on 'What Happens to the White Elephants When the Circus Leaves Town?'
New Jersey’s decisions on what to build where are based on a state plan that was adopted in 2001. Plenty has changed in the last 18 years, and it’s time for a growth strategy that addresses the pressing issues of equity, resiliency, and infrastructure. Panelists will discuss ways municipalities and counties can use a strategic state plan to encourage equitable growth. Walter Lane presentation This session has been approved for 1.8 CLE credits. Planning and […]Click for more information on '2001: A State Planning Odyssey – A New Strategy for New Jersey’s Future'
We are experiencing a renaissance in civic engagement across New Jersey. Learn how nonprofits and developers are engaging residents in the development of their communities. This session will provide an overview of the scope of public participation, including engaging untapped communities to ensure their voices are heard. There will also be an opportunity to workshop real-life challenges with which attendees are grappling in their work. Edwin Cohen presentation Elizabeth Murphy presentation Milan Sledge presentation Planning […]Click for more information on 'Democratizing Development Decision-Making'
Equitable redevelopment recognizes the immense impacts that projects have on a community’s public health, affordability, and economic opportunity. This session will highlight a number of considerations that must go into equitable redevelopment initiatives if they are to provide community benefits, respond to local needs, and contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents and workers. Participants will learn how their redevelopment projects can meet the needs of underserved communities while fostering places that are healthy […]Click for more information on 'No One Left Behind: A Framework for Equitable Redevelopment'