PlanSmart NJ is an independent, non-profit planning, education, and research organization committed to improving the quality of community life through the advancement of sound land use planning and regional cooperation. With more than four decades of experience shaping land use policy in the state, PlanSmart NJ balances expertise and real-world contexts in framing issues to find constructive solutions, and create innovative tools and strategies to better inform land-use decision-making in NJ.
By becoming an individual member of PlanSmart NJ you demonstrate your commitment to improving the quality of life in New Jersey. PlanSmart NJ works on your behalf to develop and promote policies that create vibrant, livable communities. Our work helps protect New Jersey’s fragile environment and stimulate it’s fragile economy; ensure there is a variety of housing stock to accommodate the corporate executive as well as the state’s teachers, firefighters and service workers; promote a robust and interconnected transportation system that provides for cars, trains and buses, bicyclists and pedestrians alike.
PlanSmart NJ Policy Briefings
Topics covered in 2014 included: The Land Use Implications of the Economic Opportunity Act, The Future of Preservation Funding, and NJ’s Complicated Affordable Housing Policies: Considering the Alternatives.
Topics Covered in 2014 included:
2014 NJ Regional Planning Summit “Places That Work: Changing Economy, Changing Land Use”
We explored the current regulatory system which might be reformed to achieve better outcomes on the ground to stimulate the economy, protect the environment, and encourage land use patterns that create more vibrant communities served by public transportation.
All of PlanSmart NJ’s programs are eligible for planning, engineering, and legal continuing education credits.
PlanSmart NJ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible (consult your CPA or tax professional).