New Jersey Future

Trenton, NJ, United States

3.91

(3846 reviews)

5 star 28%
4 star 41%
3 star 25%
2 star 4%
1 star 1%
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:24 p.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

4

Great way to keep the energy and attention at a high level!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:23 p.m. CDT

Vibrant, Healthy and Just: Recharging New Jersey’s Economic Growth

2

way too long and dragging

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2:25 p.m. CDT

JUST POT POLICY: ENSURING MARIJUANA REGULATION IS EQUITABLE AND BENEFICIAL

4

Good info but wished it had more about zoning issues

Monday, March 12, 2018, 3:07 p.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

4

I liked the format very well and believe this should be utilized more often. I think it would be a better fit for endurance and attention-holding for attendees if the number of individual presentations were pulled back to 7 or 8 in number.

Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:16 a.m. CDT

EVS, AVS, AND THE FUTURE OF URBAN GROWTH AND REDEVELOPMENT

5

Great speakers.

Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:14 a.m. CDT

THE POWER OF P3S

4

Great session

Friday, March 9, 2018, 1:27 p.m. CST

Vibrant, Healthy and Just: Recharging New Jersey’s Economic Growth

4

Great mix of panelists, would have liked some more visual materials from RWJ and Assemblyman Kennedy

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:56 a.m. CST

Gentrification vs Homgenization

4

Interesting, challenging discussion.

Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:07 p.m. CST

MUNICIPAL PROFIT-SHARING IN REDEVELOPMENT

5

Joe Maraziti is always a great teacher.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:57 a.m. CST

Keynote Address: Securing Atlanta’s Water Future

5

Highly inspirational

Monday, July 24, 2017, 12:11 p.m. CDT

REDEFINING SUBURBS PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE TRENDS

5

Jim Hughes great researcher and presentor

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:49 p.m. CDT

MUNICIPAL PROFIT-SHARING IN REDEVELOPMENT

5

Great insight and concrete examples to understanding the private sector's 4 main "risk" factors (entitlement, environmental, market and construction risks) that any developer must factor into the capital financing equation when considering whether to undertake a development project. This session also had very good points in illustrating how the public sector can work with the private sector to achieve mutually beneficial goals, such as how density bonuses can be a great way to help finance infrastructure costs that meet both the developer's project needs as well as the community.

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:42 p.m. CDT

THE CHANGING DOWNTOWN RETAIL PARADIGM

4

Very insightful into understanding some of the major factor local downtown and retailers in downtown settings have to contend with to remain competitive in today's market environment; e.g., it's cheaper for retailers to conduct business on-line than to lease space in a physical area, giving added importance to attracting the diverse and complementary mix of uses that draw crowds to downtowns -such as fine restaurants -you cannot "eat" good food on the Internet!

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:50 p.m. CDT

MUNICIPAL PROFIT-SHARING IN REDEVELOPMENT

5

Caroline moderated this seminar, but I believe that George - a real-life developer - was the star. I found his explanation of how a development is financed - tied in with the corresponding risks - very informative. And nobody knows redevelopment law better than Joe Maraziti! The best seminar I attended this day.

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:47 p.m. CDT

Luncheon KeyNote Speaker

5

Mr. Nutter's talk was short - which in itself was a pleasant experience - and anybody who promote GREEN to a city filled with asphalt and concrete, and is responsible for planting 125,000 trees is GREAT in my book.

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:43 p.m. CDT

THE CHANGING DOWNTOWN RETAIL PARADIGM

3

I debated attending this seminar as I have attended previous retail discussions, but my local downtown is hurting, and needs more tenants, so I figured I would attend. Debra talked a little too much about her own projects- but kept the discussion going. I just wish she let each of the panelists answer each of her questions; and David was a disappointment - I thought he had lots of potential, but opened the discussion with how much he shops on-line.... Sherry Cronin and Patrick Schiavino provided a lot of hands-on information that I believe audience members could use..

Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:16 a.m. CDT

REDEFINING SUBURBS PART II: BUILDING FOR NEW DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES

5

Speakers described some very cool and innovative development projects.

Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:15 a.m. CDT

The New Era of Redevelopment

5

Great explanations of the current administration, changes in funding, and what it all means.

Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:11 a.m. CDT

REDEFINING SUBURBS PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE TRENDS

5

The trends presented in this session, particularly the shifting urban/suburban preferences of generations, was insightful and interesting.

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:36 a.m. CST

THE NUMBERS ARE COMING IN. HOW WILL WE GENERATE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

5

Jessica Caldwell's presentation was succinct and very informative; just the dose of information necessary to stay apprised of current events/issues.

Monday, November 21, 2016, 2:08 p.m. CST

Mitigating Risk: Finding Common Ground between Developers and Towns

4

Provided good overview of the development process from the developer's perspective. Provided excellent opportunity for dialogue between planners and developers. Sessions such as these need a strong moderator due to the potential contentious discussion.

Monday, November 21, 2016, 2:06 p.m. CST

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

5

Excellent examples of how a city government can implement public works projects in a cost effective and expeditious manner. Very inspiring.

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:21 p.m. CDT

Don’t Wait for COAH: Affordable Housing Done Right

4

Good job of connecting the (current) affordable housing policy issues to actually "getting it done" at the municipal level, with the necessary involvement of developers.

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:17 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

4

Mr. (Gabe) Klein was extremely engaging with his talk.

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:13 p.m. CDT

Gentrification vs Homgenization

4

Always enjoy listening to Alan Mallach, disseminating his knowledge.

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:11 p.m. CDT

Getting Ahead of Climate Control

4

The title of the event was actually "Getting Ahead of Climate Change". Good speakers and compelling topic. Probably could repeat this topic annually, until NJ rises from the bottom of the list of being prepared for climate change.

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:05 p.m. CDT

Breakfast Keynote with Sen. Stephen Sweeney

4

State Senator Sweeney was quite insightful in his remarks. A champion for infrastructure!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:21 a.m. CDT

Breakfast Keynote with Sen. Stephen Sweeney

4

Important local politician with a good position on ongoing infrastructural spending for the region.

Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:02 p.m. CDT

Mixing Business with Pleasure: Alcohol’s Role in Downtown Redevelopment

5

This topic is of particular interest as our work is substantially vesting in the revitalization of downtowns. NJ liquor licenses can be restrictive in price and BYO options are to the detriment of restaurants competing with licensed taverns, pubs, etc. Proposed new laws would permit an easing of licensing, but somewhat to the detriment of communities wishing to stay dry or to those who have invested significant resources in acquiring a license. A creative middle ground must be found as this is such an important component of new urbanism.

Monday, May 23, 2016, 11:58 a.m. CDT

Creative Local Approaches to Incentivizing Redevelopment

4

Well attended and interesting panel, however the discussion was light on the discussion of financial incentives such as PILOTs or public/private partnerships and the challenges of acquiring the critical mass of properties necessary to act as a catalyst. The topics shied away from the use of eminent domain when appropriate.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1:50 p.m. CDT

New Strategies for Funding Public Infrastructure

4

Bayonne proj. interesting.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 9:25 a.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

4

Very inspiring presentation about innovations for cities

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 9:21 a.m. CDT

Rebuilding Infrastructure, One Redevelopment Project at a Time

5

Well organized panel with a good variety of speakers. Learned a lot about how to include expensive public improvements within redevelopment projects.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11:16 p.m. CDT

Mitigating Risk: Finding Common Ground between Developers and Towns

4

I found this program to be a little heavy handed towards developers and development. I really didn't like the idea that the City Manager of Bayonne was deciding for everyone what development gets advanced. The panel did present a real life view of how development happens, and how there can and should be more discussion and cooperation between town and developers. But I believe that they failed to include the public in any of their concerns. It didn't seem that what the public may want was really one of their concerns.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11:12 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

5

Gabe Klein was informative, knowledgeable, full of facts and supporting documentation, a captivating speaker, and one with a message That I have believed for all of my professional life. I wish I could take his slide show and present it across America! Maybe he can!!! We must get out of our cars, create walkable, livable, playable downtowns for ALL cross sections of America. I WILL buy his book!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11:05 p.m. CDT

Getting Ahead of Climate Control

5

Extremely informative, interesting and enlightening. All of the speakers knew their subject, presented it in the true depressing mode that it is, and hopefully educated their listeners. They explained the science behind global warming, supported it with myriad examples, and urged us all to take action to restore the earth. I hope that we take heed.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:11 p.m. CST

Getting Ahead of Climate Control

4

Fascinating presentation on the rising sea levels and flood risks. I wish that it had been easier to see the details on the slides.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:10 p.m. CST

The Mega-Ships Are Coming: Understanding the Landside Impacts of a Modern Port

5

Terrific panel on how the Port Authority is adapting to changes in shipping practices and logistics

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:08 p.m. CST

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

5

Interesting discussion of ways to improve sustainable cities.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:06 p.m. CST

New Jersey's New Economic and Demographic Normals

5

Interesting focus on the shift in job growth post-recession, with New York City gaining more jobs than the entire state of NJ. Also, discussion of "orphan" suburban corporate office campuses and whether they can be repurposed.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:04 p.m. CST

Breakfast Keynote with Sen. Stephen Sweeney

3

Focused on the need for secure funding for infrastructure improvements, and the political difficulties associated with raising NJ's gas tax to generate funds to repair roads and bridgews.

Monday, March 16, 2015, 10 a.m. CDT

Lynn Richards, President of Congress for the New Urbanism is Keynote Lunch Speaker

4

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