Planning and Sustainable Communities
DIVISION: Office of Policy, Planning and Science
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 292-1997
FAX NUMBER: (609) 292-3268
The program coordinates the sustainable growth and capacity-based planning policies of the department and proactively works with sister state agencies, such as the Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Office of Smart Growth, regional entities and local jurisdictions to incorporate these policies into all levels of planning.
The program provides information on sustainability in general and what actions a community can take to become sustainable. Program staff are available to give presentations on planning process in general and specifically on capacity-based planning and sustainable communities.
MONETARY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED:
We are not involved in permitting. However, we do work with DCA’s Office of Smart Growth to provide the environmental review of applications for Plan Endorsement.
How to Become an Environmentally Sustainable Community – A Primer Document
Guide to Sustainable Grants and Loans that Support Sustainability
Green Purchasing: A Guide for Local Governments and Communities
How to Conduct an Energy Audit
Community Profiles of Sustainability for:
- Highland Park
- Middlesex County