Models in Regional Planning
Thursday, May 10, 2018
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
Atlantic City, NJ, United States
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In this session, the New Jersey County Planners Association will highlight three recent regional planning projects that illustrate how effective relationships among various levels of government can result in innovative projects, cost-savings, and new grant-funded and partnership opportunities. Three specific examples in Somerset, Monmouth and Passaic counties illustrate how regional planning is a value-added benefit to public and private investments.
The Somerset County Supporting Priority Investment initiative is a multi-year, multi-phase regional effort that supports smart growth, economic investment, and open space preservation through tactical alignment of land use, infrastructure policy and investment decisions. Monmouth County recently completed a Joint Land Use Study with NWS Earle that resulted in innovative land use and storm resiliency tools, new partnership/shared-service opportunities, and a springboard for additional grant funding. The Passaic County Smart Traffic Signal Corridor project deploys smart camera and antennae systems to coordinate over 15 miles of traffic signals in five municipalities to mitigate congestion and air quality. The project creates test cases for new technology, upgrading legacy infrastructure, and monitoring results regionally.
Walter Lane, AICP
Linda Brennen, AICP
Kamal Saleh, AICP
Cailean Kok, email@example.com