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15-Minute Neighborhoods

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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15 Minute Neighborhoods: A Pathway to Creating Healthier, More Just, Resilient & Sustainable Communities in New Jersey

The 15-minute neighborhood concept gained visibility as the global pandemic demonstrated that local access to basic life needs is critically important. In addition to being an important contribution to New Jersey’s efforts to achieve its goals of reducing pollution that causes climate change, 15-minute neighborhoods provide residents with easy access to parks, schools, gathering places, social services, places to buy healthy fresh food, and, in some cases, public transit, within a comfortable walk or bike ride.

Near-term, multi-billion-dollar investments in infrastructure, a revolution in transportation technologies not seen in a century, the recalibration of relationships between people and places brought about by the pandemic, and converging policies related to energy, health, climate, transportation, and environmental justice provide New Jersey with an unprecedented opportunity to rethink and adjust how we design and build communities.

Join Jon Carnegie, Executive Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, for a summary of a two-year study designed to investigate how a comprehensive, multi-goal planning and policy framework can be used to achieve carbon-neutral transportation choices that simultaneously support healthy, just, and resilient communities for all New Jersey residents.

Jon Carnegie, Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University

Jeanne Herb, Executive Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Alex Ambrose, Policy Analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective
Zoe Baldwin, Vice President, Regional Plan Association
Elizabeth Semple, Director of Adaptation, The Nature Conservancy NJ

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