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Housing and Development Resources: Policy & Planning: NJ/Regional

Regional Plan Association

Regional Plan Association
The nation's oldest independent regional planning organization. Areas of research include land-use planning, transportation, economic development, the environment, governance and social policy. RPA has been responsible for developing several long-term comprehensive plans for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area.

New Jersey Policy & Planning

Planning in New Jersey--The Business Action Center
"The Business Action Center coordinates statewide planning to protect the environment and guide future growth into compact, mixed-use development and redevelopment."
State Planning Act
N.J.S.A. 52:18A-196 et seq. Created the New Jersey State Planning Commission and the Office of State Planning.
State Strategic Plan: New Jersey's State development & Redevelopment Plan [final draft]
Proposed plan. Tabled by the State Planning Commission in November of 2012 until amendments could be made to address the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
2001 New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan
The plan still currently in effect. 
New Jersey State Plan Policy Maps
1996 New Jersey Municipal Distress Index
MDI ranking is one of a number of factors used to determine priorities in statewide planning initiatives.
New Jersey's Five Year (2004-2009) Public Housing Authority Plan
Word document
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development / New Jersey
New Jersey State League of Municipalities
"A voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brain power. It is authorized by State Statute and since 1915, has been serving local officials throughout the Garden State. More than 560 municipalities are members of the League. Over 560 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of member municipalities are entitled to all of the services and privileges of the League."
New Jersey Planning Officials
"NJPO is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization serving land-use boards and professionals in the state of New Jersey."

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