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Housing and Development Resources

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 Development and Redevelopement Plan
N.J.S.A. 52:18A-200.
New Jersey State Plan
NJ Municipal Revitalization Index
"The Municipal Revitalization Index (MRI) serves as the State’s official measure and ranking of municipal distress. The MRI ranks New Jersey’s municipalities according to eight separate indicators that measure diverse aspects of social, economic, physical, and fiscal conditions in each locality. The MRI is used as a factor in distributing certain “need based” funds."
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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