New Jersey Future

Trenton, NJ, United States

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Monday, March 30, 2020, 1:13 p.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

5

Great session. LOVE the format!

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 2:36 p.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

5

Great session, love the format!

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:34 p.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

4

I still like this concept; seemed to get a little commercial this year with what appeared to be almost project marketing pitches... Continue this format with some non commercial planning/landscape architecture projects that we can visit and emulate.

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:32 p.m. CDT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE – CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUITY: TODAY’S GREAT THREATS AND THE ROLE OF REDEVELOPMENT

4

Interesting speaker and subject; could have used a few more slides in his presentation; Was looking for some more nuts and bolts - REAL life situations than I received.

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:29 p.m. CDT

TAYLOR HAM OR PORK ROLL: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOT ISSUES IN REDEVELOPMENT

3

This was a disappointing seminar as I really looked forward to some hot and heavy debate on planning issues among planners. Alas it was not so... I like this concept, however, and perhaps we can think of some more intriguing topics for 2021? Affordable housing - as infill stand alone structure or part of a larger mixed-income complex? Parking - Are we at a point of 1/1 housing unit/parking space yet? Are we planners practicing community planning, or redevelopment planning? Just a few ideas.

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:23 p.m. CDT

Morning Plenary

3

I always have the most difficulty with this morning plenary session as I am not a morning person. I always need something a little exciting. This session did not provide that...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:55 p.m. CDT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE – CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUITY: TODAY’S GREAT THREATS AND THE ROLE OF REDEVELOPMENT

5

Great speaker!

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:54 p.m. CDT

GETTING INCENTIVES RIGHT: THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE RIGHT JOB

3

More information about the specific incentives that were being discussed could have been provided. There seemed to be an assumption that everyone fully understands or knows about the current state incentives that are available.

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:31 a.m. CDT

BETTER TOGETHER: PLACE-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWNS

4

Interesting perspectives, especially Adenah Bayoh!

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:36 a.m. CDT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE – CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUITY: TODAY’S GREAT THREATS AND THE ROLE OF REDEVELOPMENT

5

This was a fascinating presentation. I really enjoyed it.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:35 a.m. CDT

HERE FOR LIFE: PLANNING COMMUNITIES FOR ALL AGES

5

This was an excellent session. All the panelists were fantastic and brought a lot to the table. The topic was interesting and relevant.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:09 a.m. CDT

BEYOND THE HORIZON: THE FUTURE OF THE STATE PLAN

5

The panel was comprised of planners and elected officials who live and breathe the NJ State Plan. They were passionate and offered a conversational and participatory approach, inviting professionals and citizen planners an opportunity to provide their own insights. I have hope for the State Plan implementation!

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:06 a.m. CDT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE – CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUITY: TODAY’S GREAT THREATS AND THE ROLE OF REDEVELOPMENT

5

The governor was a dynamic and passionate speaker who offered an in depth examination of climate change and equity. His delivery offers all professionals a succinct and understandable method to educate others.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:03 a.m. CDT

GETTING INCENTIVES RIGHT: THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE RIGHT JOB

5

A detailed examination of the use of incentives including competition, CAPS, ROI, offering all points of view.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:01 a.m. CDT

Morning Plenary

5

This was a refreshing and stimulating conversation, addressing all the critical components to start the day in a thoughtful was.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 8:24 a.m. CDT

TAYLOR HAM OR PORK ROLL: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOT ISSUES IN REDEVELOPMENT

5

Fun topics created some good conversations.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 2:49 p.m. CST

STORMWATER 2020: SMOOTH SAILING OR CHOPPY WATERS?

5

The present ion by Adams and Dockwiller was particularly good

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:43 p.m. CST

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: EQUITY AS THE SUPERIOR GROWTH MODEL

5

Very compelling presentation that left the audience wanting to learn more.

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 10:17 a.m. CST

No Longer Optional: DEP’s New Green Infrastructure Requirements

3

Satisfactory; too much basic pgm. background by DEP staffer.

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 10:15 a.m. CST

Trending Now: New Jersey’s Top Water Infrastructure Issues

4

Good general session.

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:52 p.m. CDT

DENSITY THAT DOESN’T LOOK DENSE: MEETING THE SURGING DEMAND FOR IN-TOWN HOUSING

4

These great speakers really explained and identified inspiring mixed-income housing that invites residents to come.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:13 a.m. CDT

FINDING THE OPPORTUNITIES IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES

5

Opportunity to follow up with panelists was good.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:11 a.m. CDT

DENSITY THAT DOESN’T LOOK DENSE: MEETING THE SURGING DEMAND FOR IN-TOWN HOUSING

5

Excellent panel discussion

Monday, May 27, 2019, 8:21 p.m. CDT

POP UP, POP IN, CO-WORK: SHARED SPACES AS CATALYSTS FOR REVITALIZATION

3

I was expecting and wanting a very elementary description of what these spaces are and why they are important but the presentation appeared to be geared for a more knowing audience.

Monday, May 27, 2019, 8:18 p.m. CDT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: EQUITY AS THE SUPERIOR GROWTH MODEL

5

I was deeply moved and inspired by Ms. Glover Blackwell's compelling and timely message!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:51 a.m. CDT

BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE NEW JERSEY NEEDS

4

Painted a dim outlook on funding infrastructure.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:50 a.m. CDT

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: EQUITY AS THE SUPERIOR GROWTH MODEL

4

Speaker touched on sensitive issues.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:49 a.m. CDT

CHANGING THE COURSE OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

4

Very informative on pending legislation.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:46 a.m. CDT

MAKING EVERY PLACE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK

4

Interesting topic.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11 a.m. CDT

NO ONE LEFT BEHIND: A FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITABLE REDEVELOPMENT

3

The information was helpful, however I would have liked more information on how to gain leverage in order to create and implement equitable redevelopment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10:56 a.m. CDT

MAKING EVERY PLACE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK

5

It was helpful to have representatives from government organizations (both State and municipal levels), elected officials, and the private sector.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10:54 a.m. CDT

DENSITY THAT DOESN’T LOOK DENSE: MEETING THE SURGING DEMAND FOR IN-TOWN HOUSING

4

Options like utilizing two, three, and four family homes as well as accessory and garage apartments yielded densities I was not expecting. I would have liked more resources like good examples of ordinances which are more accommodating to this type of development

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 8:45 a.m. CDT

2001: A STATE PLANNING ODYSSEY – A NEW STRATEGY FOR NEW JERSEY’S FUTURE

4

A very thoughtful retrospective and prospective look at state planning in New Jersey. The panel was diverse and knowledgeable, and the audience participation added value as well.

Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:54 a.m. CDT

BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE NEW JERSEY NEEDS

5

This was an excellent seminar that covered some of the most important infrastructure issues in the state.

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:13 a.m. CST

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: EQUITY AS THE SUPERIOR GROWTH MODEL

5

Excellent speaker with an important message of inclusion

Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:25 a.m. CST

Keynote Address: The Case for Water Affordability

5

Manny provided an incredibly depth and engaging presentation on water affordability. I look forward to tracking where is research goes in the policy and planning realm.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:04 a.m. CDT

Trends in Redevelopment Finance

5

Well informed and well communicated information regarding finance, and development options for financing projects.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:03 a.m. CDT

Keynote and Luncheon Speaker

5

Speaker was exceptionally knowledgeable, and well spoken and provided valuable insight and discussion.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:02 a.m. CDT

THE POWER OF P3S

5

Good variety of panelists - public, private, and not for profit with good discussion of how to accomplish these projects.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 8:57 a.m. CDT

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

5

Good opening plenary with great examples and discussion of a variety of locations that have been transformed into vibrant corridors of growth and diversity.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:43 a.m. CDT

FROM NIMBY TO YIMBY, TO BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY

5

Well presented

Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:41 a.m. CDT

Keynote and Luncheon Speaker

5

Bruce Katz was an excellent speaker with interesting insight and ideas!

Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:04 p.m. CDT

Keynote and Luncheon Speaker

5

Once again, NJF was successful in procuring a talented, professional and dynamic speaker. I have left every one of these luncheon sessions wanting to do MORE in planning, but then fall back in to the everyday grind. I don't know if I will be bale to do anything more after this session, but Mr. Katz pointed me in the right direction.

Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:56 a.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

5

I was a little leery of this format - and I still am not sure if it is beneficial in the long run because it is just so much information being sent your way in such a short period of time- but it was very engaging. EVERY speaker was interesting - it was just as much fun to see if they could make their presentation within the allotted time as it was to listen to them. I learned a lot - not sure how much I have retained - and would look forward to being exposed to a future similar program. This is only beneficial if you are able follow up with the speakers. There really isn't enough time for them to make a comprehensive presentation. TAKE GOOD NOTES!

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:43 p.m. CDT

Keynote and Luncheon Speaker

4

Lots of jargon

Monday, March 26, 2018, 8:54 p.m. CDT

ADAPTING TO THE RETAIL REVOLUTION

4

Very insightful about the shift in the role of "bricks and mortar" vs internet shopping, how some shopping malls have re-invented themselves such as becoming a vibrant health and wellness center with complementary mixed- uses; how downtowns still can thrive, etc.

Monday, March 26, 2018, 8:39 p.m. CDT

THE POWER OF P3S

4

Realistic and pragmatic, the session was very informative, very good points and great examples, such as the importance of getting a wide range of stakeholders in the same room having discussion, exchanging project and information which increases the chances of symbiotic relationships being formed towards mutually beneficial projects. The session was realistic by nipping in the bud the misconception some may have that public-private partnerships can solve or bankroll every possible project. Great examples of how non-profit redevelopment agencies like New Brunswick Tomorrow have facilitated successful projects.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m. CDT

CONFRONTING FLOODING

5

Very good program. Full of information and ideas. Great panel and moderator.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:05 p.m. CDT

Create Affordable Housing Solutions

3

No real help.

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:49 p.m. CDT

Ignite Redevelopment

5

This session included rapid fire presentations from 10 or so speakers. Each speaker was well-prepared and did an amazing job highlighting the key takeaways of their redevelopment projects. The range of subject matters was quite varied - from urban redevelopment to the cultural arts - which made it particularly interesting and informative. I don't remember being so impressed with a workshop session before.

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