Planning & Design

March 10, 2017

Redefining Suburbs Part I: Understanding the Trends
11:00  -  12:30
Redefining Suburbs Part I: Understanding the Trends
Salon A/B

Redefining Suburbs Part I: Understanding the Trends

Numerous demographic and economic factors are combining to make redevelopment the new normal. Millennials are seeking live/work/play environments and are postponing the purchase of homes and sometimes even cars. The “drive til you qualify” strategy of homeownership — trading a long commute for a big new house in a far-flung, car-dependent exurb — has fallen victim to the Great Recession. What do these trends mean for New Jersey’s suburbs? And what even counts as a […]

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The Numbers Are Coming In. How Will We Generate New Affordable Housing?
11:00  -  12:30
The Numbers Are Coming In. How Will We Generate New Affordable Housing?
Brunswick A

The Numbers Are Coming In. How Will We Generate New Affordable Housing?

As courts rule and towns settle on affordable-housing obligations, the big question remains: In an era of slow growth and constrained finances, how can towns generate enough housing to satisfy their obligations? This session will look at the multiple challenges towns are facing in boosting the number of affordable units, and at some innovative financing, planning and design approaches that offer potential solutions. Track Sponsor: New Jersey Economic Development Authority Panel Sponsor: RPM Development Session […]

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Technology Platforms To Accelerate Redevelopment
2:15  -  3:45
Technology Platforms To Accelerate Redevelopment
Conference Room I

Technology Platforms To Accelerate Redevelopment

Today’s new age of economic development leverages technology as a component of every effort we make, from the way we engage our citizens to the way we undertake real estate transactions. This session will present technologies that drive redevelopment efforts, and that can empower city leaders to identify redevelopment sites, visualize their preferred future, and raise awareness of these opportunities in order to attract prospective investors. Track Sponsor: New Jersey Economic Development Authority All presentations

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Redefining Suburbs Part II: Building for New Demographic Realities
2:15  -  3:45
Redefining Suburbs Part II: Building for New Demographic Realities
Salon A/B

Redefining Suburbs Part II: Building for New Demographic Realities

Adapting to the increased demand for walkable urbanism will mean different things for different kinds of suburbs. For places that have a center or downtown, the main challenge is how to accommodate more people on a limited supply of land. For places that don’t have a center, the question may be how to create one. And creating a center will involve different approaches, depending on whether the municipality has to build the center from the […]

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