Planning and Development

March 9, 2018

Ignite Redevelopment New Jersey
11:00  -  12:30
Ignite Redevelopment New Jersey
Salon A&B

Ignite Redevelopment New Jersey

A series of rapid-fire presentations using the internationally successful Ignite format of five minutes/20 slides, and a brief Q&A after each one, on a wide range of redevelopment topics and case studies, with an emphasis on best practices and lessons learned. Come be a part of this innovative “lightning round” of redevelopment talks! Among the topics: Creative Repurposing of Infrastructure Presentation Hoboken’s Resiliency Park Presentation The Value of Urban Trees Presentation Morristown’s Newest Neighborhood Presentation Repurposing Faith-Based Facilities Presentation Waterfront […]

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Creative Solutions to the Affordable-Housing Dilemma
11:00  -  12:30
Creative Solutions to the Affordable-Housing Dilemma
Conference Room I

Creative Solutions to the Affordable-Housing Dilemma

The shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey continues to grow. Now that the courts have established the number of additional affordable units that most municipalities must provide, what’s next? With tax-credit financing and other government subsidies shrinking, what alternatives should be considered? Upzoning for added density, including duplexes and accessory dwelling units? Tiny homes? Modular or manufactured homes? What laws or regulations stand in the way of creative solutions, and how might non-traditional homes […]

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Adapting to the Retail Revolution
2:15  -  3:45
Adapting to the Retail Revolution
Conference Room I

Adapting to the Retail Revolution

New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is “over-retailed,” and a course correction is under way, with many major retailers announcing store closures. Online sales are eating into brick-and-mortar retailers’ market share, and the Millennial generation’s preference for in-town living is rendering many automobile-dependent shopping centers obsolete. This panel will discuss what traditional downtowns can do to capitalize on new demand and new ways of shopping, and what suburban shopping centers can do to […]

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Millennial Town Hall
2:15  -  3:45
Millennial Town Hall
Salon A&B

Millennial Town Hall

Millennials are becoming our next leaders and taxpayers. Yet research shows Millennials are leaving New Jersey. With a new administration in place, how can the state position itself to retain its Millennial population and become a destination for others in that cohort? How can communities turn themselves into the lively, walkable places Millennials desire? In this “reverse” town-hall format, hear from Millennial professionals about why their generation is leaving New Jersey and what strategies they […]

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