From June through September 2014, the Rutgers Voorhees Transportation Center will be offering free assistance to NJ municipalities seeking to take advantage of the economic, health, and safety benefits of improving walkability and bikeability.
The 2014 nominations are now open for “Great Places in New Jersey,” the Chapter’s flagship initiative to celebrate downtowns, neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces of exemplary character, quality, and planning. The deadline for submitting nominations under this year’s program closes on July 15.
While trudging through the ongoing rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, coastal communities pounded by the devastating storm are trying to form long-term strategies for addressing a wide-range of recovery needs with a finite amount of money.
On April 11, the chapter submitted the following comments in response to the State of New Jersey’s draft Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The 30-day public comment period on the state’s new Hazard Mitigation Plan ends today – amid complaints by advocacy groups about the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management’s outreach efforts and mixed reviews for the plan itself.
In a move it said would “increase transparency” in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management opened a 30-day public comment period on an important hazard mitigation plan – a full week after it had already submitted the plan to the federal government for approval.
Listen to APA-NJ President Charles Latini on New Jersey Public Radio as he responds to the release of the NJ State Hazard Mitigation Plan and the lack of public process afforded to groups through the state as well as individuals in providing feedback before the plan was finalized.