By Joshua Burd
With the annual New Jersey Planning and Redevelopment Conference less than four months away, organizers are seeking session proposals for the multiday program.
The event’s hosts, New Jersey Future and the American Planning Association’s New Jersey chapter, will use the submissions to help develop topics for presentations and panel discussions that will take place virtually on June 5 and 6 and in-person on June 7 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Those interested in submitting ideas have until Feb. 15, they said, touting it as a chance to share expertise or showcase best practices and achievements.
“The 2024 New Jersey Planning and Redevelopment Conference will bring together bold ideas, innovative solutions, proven concepts and best practices for creating stronger, more inclusive and equitable places where people live, work and play,” the organizations wrote in its recent announcement. They added that their conference committee “is not only committed to a diversity of topics and perspectives, but to a diversity of presenters as well.”
“We believe the issues of systemic racism, segregation and our legacy of inequality in land use and redevelopment must be tackled in a direct and proactive manner, and we will be creating opportunities to do just that at this conference.”
New Jersey Future and the APA have co-hosted the conference for the past four years and will offer 36 sessions with ample opportunities for networking and sharing ideas, they said, in an event that always draws hundreds of attendees from across business and government.