Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Christie Administration redefining 'Smart Growth' in NJ

"If New Jersey is ever going to embrace smart growth, advocates and stakeholders are first going to have to agree as to what it is -- and isn't." 

That's NJ Spotlight's setup line for its roundtable discussion on Friday in Trenton dubbed
The Growing Conflict Over Smart Growth.

Over a free lunch, you can learn how the Republican administration of Gov. Chris Christie is overhauling the State Plan and crafting a new strategy aimed at spurring economic growth while preserving New Jersey's few remaining open spaces and farmland.

Previous administrations have taken their own approaches to channeling growth with generally disappointing results. Will the Christie administration's vision prove more effective?

That's just one of the questions to be explored by a panel of planning experts including:
Dan Kennedy, Deputy Director, Office for Planning Advocacy, Business Action Center, Department of State; Eileen Swan, former Executive Director, Highlands Council; Peter Kasabach,  Executive Director, New Jersey Future;  Robert Antonicello, Executive Director, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, and John Weingart, Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University.  Tom Johnson, environment editor and co-founder of NJ Spotlight, will be the moderator.

Sounds like an interesting discussion. Did we mention that lunch is free?  

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