Five Mayors To Speak at the Forum

We are fortunate to hear from no fewer than five mayors at the Redevelopment Forum this year, talking about how they have used their leadership positions to foster quality redevelopment.

Fulop smallJersey City Mayor Steven Fulop will be delivering the breakfast keynote, focusing on how to spread the benefits of redevelopment throughout a community, and on opportunities that green infrastructure offers.

ChangMayor Carolyn Chang of Westampton Township will be presenting in the morning session Market Solutions for Affordable Housing, on ways to make affordable housing a positive in a community.

Torpey Mayor Alex Torpey of South Orange will be presenting in the afternoon in Building for the Next Generation, about how we need to accommodate the preferences of the Millennial generation if we are to be economically viable.

Maley-JamesMayor James Maley of the Borough of Collingswood will also be participating in the afternoon session Mixing Business with Pleasure: Alcohol’s Role in Downtown Redevelopment, highlighting the case for liquor licenses as a key to successful redevelopment.

WarrenFinally, Mayor Dwayne Warren of the City of Orange Township will be presenting in the session How To Harness the Creative Energy in Your Community, about how communities can use the arts to influence investment. Come join us and learn from their experiences.


They’re coming. Are you?

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with these great organizations!

Alliance Environmental Systems, Inc
American Planning Association- New Jersey Chapter
Archer & Greiner
ArtPride NJ Foundation
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Bank of America
Bayshore Recycling
Beacon Planning & Consulting Services
Biederman Redevelopment Ventures
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company
BlueVista Properties
Bohler Engineering
Borough of Chatham

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Forum Receives First-Ever Green Building Credits

gbci logoFor the first time, attendees at New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum will be eligible to receive 6.5 Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) credential-maintenance credits.

Credential-maintenance credits are available to all LEED professionals. The Green Building Certification Institute is an independent organization that recognizes excellence in green building industry performance and practice globally and ensures global competitiveness and reduced environmental impact through its voluntary certification and credentialing standards. More information on the GBCI.

Register today for Redevelopment Forum 2015 to be eligible for 6.5 GBCI CM credits.

To Sustaining Partnerships

10-year logosThe 2015 Redevelopment Forum on March 13 marks the 10th year of the Forum. For all of those 10 years New Jersey Future has been honored by the sponsorship of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Maraziti Falcon, LLP, and Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer. For nine years the Forum has generously been sponsored by the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. Bank of America and PSE&G have been title sponsors of the Forum for the past seven years.

Although much has changed over 10 years, consistent partners like these help New Jersey Future advocate for a vision that we all share: smarter growth, more livable places and open spaces. Please consider sponsoring the 2015 Redevelopment Forum. You’ll find more information in our downloadable brochure or by contacting Lauren Bolline, 609-393-0008 ext. 107.

Jersey City Mayor Fulop To Give Breakfast Keynote

Fulop smallJersey City Mayor Steven Fulop will deliver the breakfast keynote at the 2015 Redevelopment Forum.

The son of immigrants, Steven Fulop grew up in Edison, N.J., and later worked at the family’s Newark delicatessen. After college and starting a career at Goldman Sachs in Chicago, he transferred back to New Jersey and bought a home in Jersey City.

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. Fulop put his job at Goldman Sachs on hold and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and was deployed to Iraq. Upon his return he rejoined Goldman Sachs, and later moved to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He continued to serve his community, eventually becoming president of both the Historic Paulus Hook Association and the Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations. Continue reading

CNU President Is 2015 Forum Keynote Speaker

LRichardsLynn Richards has been the president and chief executive officer of the Congress for the New Urbanism since July 2014. Previously, Richards had a long and distinguished career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), holding multiple leadership roles over 13 years including acting director and policy director in the Office of Sustainable Communities. She worked with dozens of state and local governments to implement placemaking approaches by developing policies, urban design strategies, and environmental solutions for vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods. Additionally, she produced groundbreaking research on water and land use strategies.

Before joining the EPA, Richards worked briefly in the private sector at a consulting firm. She lived and worked in the former Soviet Republics from 1988 to 1995, helping environmental groups increase their organizational and political effectiveness.

In 2012, Richards was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


Redevelopment Forum 2015!

RF2015_logo_10year_F1Plans are well under way for Redevelopment Forum 2015, our 10th annual Redevelopment Forum, set for Friday, March 13 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick! Check back here for new information on speakers and sessions (or check the right rail for links to get RSS or email updates).

Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor of the Forum? Download full sponsorship information, then reserve your sponsorship online via the SPONSOR button to the right.

And, of course, tickets are on sale! They’re discounted through Feb. 20, so buy them now via the REGISTER button!