Models in Regional Planning

APA New Jersey Chapter


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

Confirmed Speaker

Walter C. Lane serves as the Director of Planning at the Somerset County Planning Division where he oversees a staff of 19 employees. He is responsible for all of the County’s planning efforts, the Office of Solid Waste Management, Agriculture Development Board, the County’s Cultural and Heritage Commission ... Read More

Linda Brennen, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Linda J. Brennen, PP/AICP is Supervisor of Environmental & Sustainability Planning for the Monmouth County Division of Planning. Her program areas include Coastal Resiliency and Climate Adaptation Planning; Agricultural Sustainability and Right-to-Farm issues; Water Quality, Wastewater and Stormwater Management Planning; and Environmental Review. Current major projects include Project Manager on a federally-funded Coastal Resilience Planning Study with NWS Earle and the Raritan Bayshore municipalities; Coordinating with 53 municipalities ... Read More

Kamal Saleh, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Kamal Saleh is the Supervisor of Planning with the Union County Planning Office since 2004 where he manages land use and economic development. He has over 27 years of experience in planning having been employed in a range of planning levels including private planning, municipal planning, county and state/regional ... Read More

Michael Lysicatos, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Michael Lysicatos is the Assistant Director with the Passaic County Department of Planning Economic Development located in Totowa, New Jersey. He is a licensed planner in the State of New Jersey and also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental ... Read More

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