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8:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am: Welcoming Remarks
9:30 – 10:30 am: Morning Plenary
11:00 – 12:30 pm: Morning Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 1:45 pm: Luncheon Keynote
2:15 – 3:45 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions
3:45 – 5:00 pm: Networking Reception


March 6, 2020

Welcome and Featured artist
8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
Welcome and Featured artist
Regency Ballroom
Pandora Scooter

Welcome and Featured artist

Redevelopment is, ultimately, about people and places. The Redevelopment Forum’s featured artist will inspire us to reflect on both the personal and universal aspects of place.


Remarks: Commissioner Catherine McCabe, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
Remarks: Commissioner Catherine McCabe, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Regency Ballroom
Catherine McCabe

Remarks: Commissioner Catherine McCabe, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Now is the time for New Jersey to act on climate change. Urgent but thoughtful redevelopment is a core component of NJ PACT – NJ Protecting Against Climate Threats – the state’s regulatory reforms to adapt to unavoidable climate impacts, including sea-level rise. Commissioner Catherine McCabe will address the progress of NJ PACT and other statewide efforts to make New Jersey resilient against climate change – and how everyone in New Jersey plays a vital […]


Morning Plenary: Building Healthy Communities
9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
Morning Plenary: Building Healthy Communities
Regency Ballroom
Adrienne Hollis
Chris Sturm
Giridhar Mallya
Nick Sifuentes
Staci Berger

Morning Plenary: Building Healthy Communities

The plenary will introduce the concept of a “culture of health” and explore the ways in which the built environment impacts the health of the people in it. We’ll hear how we can incorporate a culture of health approach into our redevelopment planning and implementation. Panelists will dissect the culture of health through the lenses of transportation and complete streets, housing options, water infrastructure, lead, and climate change. Morning plenary highlights. Adrienne Hollis presentation.  Giridhar […]

Here for life: Planning communities for all ages
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Here for life: Planning communities for all ages
Conference Room I
Isaac Kremer
Emily Greenfield
Maryann Bucci-Carter
Ramon Hache
Stephanie Hunsinger

Here for life: Planning communities for all ages

New Jersey’s population is aging, and development patterns in New Jersey aren’t keeping up with the needs of its growing population of older residents. Highlighting examples of redevelopment projects and aging-friendly planning projects, this session will explore what towns can do to create communities that are better not just for older people, but for everyone. Learn how designing communities for all ages isn’t only possible, it’s achievable. Session summary. Maryann Bucci-Carter presentation. Ramon Hache presentation. […]


Green Streets, Complete Neighborhoods
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Green Streets, Complete Neighborhoods
Garden State C
Barkha Patel
Emily Schwening
Janna Chernetz
Kandyce Perry

Green Streets, Complete Neighborhoods

New Jersey Department of Transportation’s new model policy and guide puts green streets within reach for all municipalities. Learn how to improve your streets and neighborhoods for safety, equity, health, and stormwater management, all while preserving existing communities. Session summary.  Janna Chernetz presentation Barkha Patel presentation Kandyce Perry presentation Emily Schweninger presentation Infrastructure track sponsor: Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC


Don’t just leave it there: Addressing lead in redevelopment
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Don’t just leave it there: Addressing lead in redevelopment
Brunswick D
Gary Brune
John Boyd Jr
Marjorie Perry
Peter Rose

Don’t just leave it there: Addressing lead in redevelopment

News over the past year has exposed how much lead in water, paint, and soil is still a problem in New Jersey, which may pose an obstacle for older municipalities in attracting new economic development and residents. If you are a landlord, developer, or municipal official, here’s what you should know about dealing with lead during redevelopment. This session will cover issues of disclosure, transparency, business recruitment, and redevelopment of residential and commercial property.  Session […]


Getting incentives right: The right tools for the right job
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Getting incentives right: The right tools for the right job
Brunswick A
Aisha Glover
Anne Babineau
David Henderson
Tim Sullivan

Getting incentives right: The right tools for the right job

State and local government leaders agree on the importance of economic incentive programs, but incentives to do what, exactly? As the next generation of incentive programs takes shape, this session will focus on what sorts of behavior a well-structured program seeks to elicit from its participants and what we can expect from the state’s newest offering. Session summary. W. David Henderson presentation CREDITS: Eligible for 1.5 AICP Planning Law credits and 1.8 Continuing Legal Education […]


Taylor Ham or Pork Roll: Different perspectives on the hot issues in redevelopment
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Taylor Ham or Pork Roll: Different perspectives on the hot issues in redevelopment
Salon A/B
Annisia Cialone
Brian Dewey
Dan Schuberth
Ed DiFiglia
Erika Stahl
Lance B. Landgraf, Jr

Taylor Ham or Pork Roll: Different perspectives on the hot issues in redevelopment

Explore controversial redevelopment topics in this new format. Speakers will present on both sides of an issue (for/against) with time for questions from the audience. Audience members will come away with a better understanding of both sides of the argument to better inform their own opinion, particularly on upcoming issues that may require a decision or vote. Topics covered will be short-term rentals, scooters and areas in need of redevelopment. Annisia Cialone presentation. Brian Dewey […]


Everyone’s a critic: Public art’s role in redevelopment
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Everyone’s a critic: Public art’s role in redevelopment
Garden State A
Ehrlich
Elena Cromeyer
Lauren Otis
Thomas Goletz

Everyone’s a critic: Public art’s role in redevelopment

Public art is an invaluable tool for thoughtful redevelopment. It can contribute to economic development, safety (painted crosswalks), and placemaking, while respecting a community’s history and culture. Unfortunately, it is not without its challenges. These case studies will provide examples of public art projects in redevelopment and complementary art initiatives from different stakeholder perspectives. They will examine the challenges and triumphs faced along the way, including placing public art on public infrastructure.  Session summary.  Elena […]


Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns
Brunswick B
Adenah Bayoh
Charles Heydt
Joseph Mele
Mark Lohbauer
Terborg Patrick

Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns

Downtown redevelopment projects often account for either economic development analysis or place-based planning, but not both. Learn how to incorporate both of these crucial aspects, as well as community engagement, for successful downtown revitalization. For local economic development to be sustainable and welcomed by communities, it must foster healthy, connected communities that maintain a unique sense of place. Session summary.  Adenah Bayoh presentation  Joseph Mele presentation Mark Lohbauer presentation Patrick Terborg presentation This session has […]


All In: Redevelopment Strategies to Achieve Equity
11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
All In: Redevelopment Strategies to Achieve Equity
Brunswick C
Karim Hutson
Leslie A Anderson
Natasha Encarnacion
Peter Bafitis
Rev Eric Dobson

All In: Redevelopment Strategies to Achieve Equity

One of New Jersey’s greatest assets is its diversity. Unfortunately, New Jersey remains an economically and racially segregated state–meaning that not only are some people excluded from opportunity, but also that municipalities are missing out on the economic and social benefits of diversity. How can we use redevelopment as a way to achieve diversity and establish an equitable future where everyone can thrive? This session will explore strategies for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into […]


Luncheon Keynote – Climate Change and Inequity: Today’s great threats and the role of redevelopment
12:30  -  1:45
Luncheon Keynote – Climate Change and Inequity: Today’s great threats and the role of redevelopment
Regency Ballroom
Parris Glendening

Luncheon Keynote – Climate Change and Inequity: Today’s great threats and the role of redevelopment

Parris Glendening, President of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and former governor of Maryland, will give the keynote address at the 2020 Redevelopment Forum. Governor Glendening will discuss two of the biggest threats to our future—climate change and inequity—and how they are critically connected to the issues of land use, housing, and revitalization. These forces of change are just as relevant in New Jersey and Maryland as they are across the country and around the […]

Ignite! Redevelopment
2:15  -  3:45
Ignite! Redevelopment
Salon A/B
Alan Miller
Allen Kratz
Brad Molotsky
Emily Jabbour
Jack Paruta
Julia Fahl
Kathleen Foley
Robert Beckelman
Steven Mlenak
Tai Cooper

Ignite! Redevelopment

Back by popular demand, this red-hot session will feature a series of 20-slides-in-five-minutes presentations on interesting and offbeat topics related to redevelopment. This collection of rapid-fire presentations will present a wide variety of topics in redevelopment, sparking ideas and inspiration. Presentation topics include: Understanding New Jersey’s New Land Bank Law | Steven Mlenak presentation Opportunity Zones: Are They Real Opportunity Zones or Fool’s Gold? | Brad Molotsky presentation Wave of Redevelopment Transforms Long Branch Oceanfront […]


Dynamic duos: Solving big problems with creative government partnerships
2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
Dynamic duos: Solving big problems with creative government partnerships
Conference Room I
Andy Kricun
Katherine Brennan
Ronda Urkowitz
Sean Agid

Dynamic duos: Solving big problems with creative government partnerships

How can government agencies and departments establish creative cross-disciplinary partnerships to solve big social problems like homelessness, racial exclusion, and environmental degradation? These case studies will provide examples of how unusual partnerships can create benefits. Examples will include things like hospitals building affordable housing, government partnerships to increase job growth, and creative private/public partnerships for infrastructure financing. Session summary.  Sean Agid presentation Katherine Brennan presentation Ronda Urkowitz presentation   Equity and Inclusion track sponsor: Riker […]


Stronger than the Storm: Building the infrastructure we need for a changing climate
2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
Stronger than the Storm: Building the infrastructure we need for a changing climate
Brunswick A
Andrew Salkin
Garlen Capita
Niek Veraart
Sean Moriarty

Stronger than the Storm: Building the infrastructure we need for a changing climate

As our climate changes and storms worsen, much of New Jersey’s infrastructure is at risk. How can communities not only make transportation, energy and water systems resilient, but also redesign them to take advantage of new technologies and changing community needs? This session will explore ways to harness regulations, integrated solutions and stakeholder input to build climate-ready and future-ready infrastructure. Session summary.  Garlen Capita presentation. Sean Moriarity presentation. Andrew Salkin presentation CREDITS: Eligible for 1.5 […]


Stormwater 2020: Smooth sailing or choppy waters?
2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
Stormwater 2020: Smooth sailing or choppy waters?
Brunswick B
Eleni Giannikopoulos
Erin K Law
Gabriel Mahon
Michele Adams
Tavis Dockwiller

Stormwater 2020: Smooth sailing or choppy waters?

2020 brings changes to New Jersey’s stormwater management seascape. NJDEP is publishing important amendments to the stormwater rules and further amendments are in the works. State legislation now allows the creation of stormwater utilities, through which municipalities can create a stable funding source for critical infrastructure improvements and maintenance. Looming over it all? Climate change and the massive challenges it presents. Learn about new stormwater requirements and opportunities, and how you can use them to […]


Beyond the horizon: The future of the State Plan
2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
Beyond the horizon: The future of the State Plan
Brunswick D
Bruce Harris
Dan Kennedy
Danielle Esser, PP, AICP
Donna Rendiero
Edward McKenna
Liz Semple
Michele Byers
Walter Lane

Beyond the horizon: The future of the State Plan

New Jersey hasn’t updated its state plan in almost two decades, but the reinvigorated State Planning Commission points toward progress. What are the latest updates on state planning, and how should the next iteration of the state plan account for climate change and other planning challenges? Join us for this unique roundtable format where participants will work through real challenges in real time and the audience gets to participate. Session summary.  Planning and Development track […]


Networking Reception
3:45PM
Networking Reception
Exhibit Area