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Arts and Public Spaces Keep Rahway “Stronger Every Day”

Arts and Public Spaces Keep Rahway “Stronger Every Day”

While COVID-19 remains a threat and the future is still uncertain, downtown Rahway has once again sprung to life. In some ways it’s busier than usual. ...
Transportation, Health Equity & COVID-19: Connections Between Access and Well-Being

Transportation, Health Equity & COVID-19: Connections Between Access and Well-Being

Access to quality, reliable transportation has a major impact on one’s life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this disparity has been even more apparent as those living in high-risk areas have suffered more health impacts from the virus. Solutions related to more reliable transportation options and increased density may lead to greater health equity outcomes. ...
NPC20 @ Home Recap

NPC20 @ Home Recap

Planning professionals from around the country joined APA for the 2020 National Planning Conference at Home, the annual gathering that was moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three days of sessions focused on multiple disciplines across the planning sector including transportation, housing, community engagement, technology, and, most of all, how planners can help their communities recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Four of the conference sessions specifically addressed topics of interest to TOD professionals, such as curb utilization, parking minimums, risk assessment, and microtransit options. ...
Online Planning & Engagement: New Jersey Communities Plan for the Future, at a Safe Distance

Online Planning & Engagement: New Jersey Communities Plan for the Future, at a Safe Distance

New Jersey planning and public outreach professionals share guidance on continuing public engagement activities amid COVID-19 social distancing measures, who might be left out of virtual engagement activities, and how the current turn to web-based tools may impact the future of the planning profession. ...
Opportunity Zones 101: A Primer

Opportunity Zones 101: A Primer

A 2017 tax incentive provides opportunities to redirect capital gains into redevelopment projects to receive a reduction in tax liability. This financing tool has created opportunities for NJ Transit Villages to redevelop areas that have historically been underserved and neglected. ...
TOD Mobility: Asbury Park’s Greatest Hits

TOD Mobility: Asbury Park’s Greatest Hits

Mike Manzella, Director of Transportation for Asbury Park, explains how sustainable transportation solutions and a willingness to test new ideas have boosted Asbury Park's revival as a major shore destination and great place to live and work. ...