Policy Briefing: Land Preservation and the Role of Regional Planning

Thursday, May 30th 8 am – 10:30 am
D & R Greenway
Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ
D&R Greenway Sentinel Oak at foot of trail, Jim AmonExperts on land preservation strategies and deals will discuss the regional planning considerations and priorities that inform planning for land preservation. D&R Greenway senior staff will present their Greenway Vision map, provide examples of successful land preservation deals and the role of community involvement, criteria for preserving parcels, and the role of GIS technology. A finance expert from Morgan Stanley will discuss the financial components of successful land preservation deals and an attorney from Drinker Biddle & Reath will discuss the legal aspects of land preservation. A representative from the Keep It Green Coalition will discuss NJ’s sources of funding for open space, farmland and historic preservation, and the threats facing these funding sources. We will also hear from the philanthropic community about their role in developing strategies to preserve NJ’s open spaces.                                      Photo by Jim Amon


8:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 AM Program


  • Richard S. Goldman, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Tom Gilbert, Chairman, NJ Keep It Green, Presentation
  • Wade Martin,Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley, Presentation
  • Linda Mead, President & CEO, D&R Greenway, Presentation
  • Margaret Waldock, Program Director, Environment, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • Jay Watson, Vice President, D&R Greenway, Presentation

Speaker’s Bios

We have applied for and expect to receive AICP CM and NJ CLE credits. 

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