PLANewark, a group of Newark community members and the New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center, are seeking a qualified, volunteer, planning professional to testify on behalf of PLANewark on future land-use, planning, and development projects.
Are you a municipal official, planner, developer, land use attorney, environmentalist or anyone else interested in local development who has been frustrated by the ins and outs of the MLUL? If so, join us for a Re-Forum where our open meeting format will allow participants to shape the agenda on what changes you’d like to see!
In early 2016, NJDEP requested comment on preliminary drafts of the renewed NJPDES Municipal Tier A and Tier B Stormwater General Permits, including their substantially revised “Post Construction Stormwater Management” requirements.
In March of 2015, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association received funding through the APA Plan4Health Project to bring together a coalition of partners to undertake the Trenton Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative was designed to address inactivity and unhealthy diet–two primary determinants of chronic disease–as well as housing and health equity issues in the City of Trenton.
Public-Interest Organizations Urge Commitment of Disaster Competition Award Funds to Regional Planning
Letter, signed by 12 organizations, emphasizes urgent need for leadership and regional focus in resiliency planning.
In 2015, the New Jersey American Planning Association (NJAPA) Community Planning Assistance Program (CPAP) team was asked to assist the Town of Boonton Economic Development Committee (EDC) with a feasibility analysis and community visioning relative to transit oriented development. As a component of the CPAP project, the EDC requested support in making application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for “Transit Village” designation.
The New Jersey Chapter’s CPAP team was invited by the South Ward Children’s Alliance in Newark’s South Ward to support the creation of a community needs assessment that could be used in their efforts to improve public education in the South Ward. The Alliance has become increasingly aware that addressing problems in the community, such as housing, crime and recreation, is a critical part of improving the South Ward’s public schools. The CPAP was asked to support their efforts to identify social issues in the surrounding neighborhoods and how they should be prioritized.