NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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The Hudson Bergen Light Rail has been a transformational force along NJ's Gold Coast, right across the river from NYC. Hop on a ferry to NJ, and board a private light rail vehicle. Representatives of NJ Transit and planners from municipalities along the route will discuss their experiences from the initial planning in the 1990s to the present.
Jersey City has come a long way from its days as the railhead of the nation. With almost 400 years of history, this place boasts many layers and stories and will soon be New Jersey's largest city. Hear this fascinating urban success story, as told by its planning director of more than a quarter of a century, and learn how to apply its lessons to your community.
Stroll through 400 years of development and progress on this tour led by Jersey City's long-time (but now retired) planning director. Learn the behind-the-scenes stories of the transformations that produced the “Gold Coast,” the fastest-growing part of the New York Metro region.