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PlanSmart NJ is Member of Consortium Awarded $5M HUD Sustainable Communities Grant

Nov 21, 2011   //   by PlanSmart NJ   //   Speaks Out Blog  //  Comments Off on PlanSmart NJ is Member of Consortium Awarded $5M HUD Sustainable Communities Grant

The North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium today was awarded a $5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant award. PlanSmart NJ is a partner in the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium, a project administered by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

PlanSmart NJ will play a key role in providing expertise related to housing and community development, state and regional planning, redevelopment, land preservation, and consensus-building. PlanSmartNJ is committed to engaging the public and stakeholders in the region to increase participation in the planning and visioning process.

“This project will bring together leaders and visionaries in the state to work toward comprehensive solutions for regional land use planning. PlanSmart NJ looks forward to working with the Consortium to develop a truly equitable and sustainable plan that will serve as a beacon for our northern New Jersey communities.” said Raymond Ferrara, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors, PlanSmart NJ. “It is clear that the status quo is no longer sustainable in NJ.  This grant will provide an impetus to jumpstart our economy, invest in our infrastructure, and align our local planning efforts for a better future for allNew Jersey residents.” Read more >>

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