2024 Trend Report for Planners

posted on February 1st, 2024  |  Read more

The third Trend Report for Planners was developed by APA in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. As in previous years, the 2024 Trend Report features a list of over 100 existing, emerging, and potential future trends identified as relevant to planning. The trends are structured within three timeframes (Act Now, Prepare, Learn and Watch), which indicate the urgency of planners’ action.

Housing Underproduction Increases

posted on October 24th, 2023  |  Read more

A new report on housing underproduction from Up for Growth, sponsored by APA, tells the story of a worsening housing affordability and availability crisis affecting communities nationwide. This year’s report found that housing underproduction is spreading geographically — and small towns and suburban communities are not exempt.

2023 Planning Excellence Awards

posted on October 22nd, 2023  |  Read more

APA New Jersey hosted its annual Planning Excellence Awards Reception on December 14th, celebrating the people, projects, and plans at the forefront of planning, partnerships, and design in New Jersey. Congratulations to all the outstanding honorees.

The State Plan Update is Underway!

posted on October 3rd, 2023  |  Read more

The New Jersey Office of Planning Advocacy has launched its State Plan Engagement Hub, an online platform for outreach and listening efforts related to the much-anticipated update to the State Development and Redevelopment Plan (2001). Please familiarize yourself with the site, participate in a survey, and register for an upcoming webinar.