Smart Growth Forecast for the Counties of Southern New Jersey

Smart Growth Publication

In 2005, the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs completed a Smart Growth Forecast for the counties of Southern New Jersey to assess the effects of urban sprawl in the region. The study assessed current land use practices in an effort to establish the need for better land use management in Southern New Jersey. … Continue reading Smart Growth Forecast for the Counties of Southern New Jersey

Towards a Metropolitan Complex: The Camden HUB Smart Growth

Towards Metropolitan Complex

Written at a critical time for Camden County, “Toward a Metropolitan Complex: the Camden HUB Smart Growth Report” describes the looming peril of a decreasing tax base and increasing health and social service demands in Camden County.  Dr. Richard Harris, Director of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, considers the current and impending … Continue reading Towards a Metropolitan Complex: The Camden HUB Smart Growth

South Jersey’s Views on Sprawl, Development and Regional Identity

South Jersey's View on Sprawl Publication

The report, “South Jersey’s Views on Sprawl, Development, and Regional Identity,” is based on surveys conducted in 2001, surrounding the issues of suburban sprawl, development and regional identity.  Survey responses from South Jerseyans help to understand the myths related to South Jersey’s identity, and the cycle of valuing open space while urban flight and suburban … Continue reading South Jersey’s Views on Sprawl, Development and Regional Identity

Farmland Preservation and Agritourism in South Jersey

Farmland Preservation

Prepared by Rand faculty fellow Robert Wood, this report examines agritourism in the context of New Jersey agriculture and the state’s farmland preservation program. Agritourism—a broad array of activities linking farmers and consumers more directly—is often seen as an important way to answer the question: Once farmland has been preserved, how do we preserve the farmer?  … Continue reading Farmland Preservation and Agritourism in South Jersey