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For those interested in issues affecting New Jersey’s landbase, this event, NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: The Growing Conflict Over Smart Growth,on Friday at 11:45am in Trenton looks like a very good event to attend.

John Weingart, the Associate Director of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics is on the panel. John is very insightful when it comes to planning and environmental issues in New Jersey and held various senior level positions at NJDEP before coming to Eagleton.

His book Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind is a fun read and details his efforts to find a site for NJ’s low-level radioactive waste via a collaborative and open effort. Read the book to find out what happened!

Other panelists include Dan Kennedy, Deputy Director, Office for Planning Advocacy, Business Action Center, Department of State, Eileen Swan, former Executive Director, Highlands Council, Peter Kasabach, Executive Director, New Jersey Future, Robert Antonicello, Executive Director, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.

No one from NJDEP, the State Department of Agriculture or the State Agricultural Development Council is on the panel though, which I find quite interesting.

I won’t be able to attend though as I’ll be working in Manhattan Friday. But I look forward to reading New Jersey Spotlight’s excellent coverage.

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