The Visioning and Goal Setting Phase continued the process of public outreach with the goal of answering a new question: “Where do we want to be?” Utilizing information about shared values obtained from the discovery workshops, this series allowed participants to discuss the trade-offs required in long-range planning ultimately resulting in the development of alternate futures in terms of population, employment and housing.

Together North Jersey traveled to locations around Northern New Jersey during the Fall of 2013. Click on the links below to see results from each of these events.

In total, by the end of Visioning Phase Outreach, TNJ, with the help of community partners, received responses from over 1,600 participants. A report on the final results can be found here.


Livingston Mall (Livingston, NJ) – October 23, 2013

Phillipsburg Mall (Phillipsburg, NJ) – October 25, 2013

Menlo Park Mall (Edison, NJ) – October 26, 2013

Rockaway Mall(Rockaway, NJ) – October 30, 2013

The Shops at Riverside (Hackensack, NJ)-  November 1, 2013

The Outlet Collection/Jersey Gardens (Elizabeth, NJ)  – November 2, 2013

Newport Centre Mall (Jersey City, NJ) – November 5, 2013

Ocean County Mall (Toms River, NJ) – November 6, 2013


Brookdale Community College – November 13, 2013

Raritan Valley Community College – November 14, 2013

Hudson County Community College – November 21, 2013

County College of Morris – November 19, 2013

Rutgers– New Brunswick – December 4, 2013

NJIT Newark- December 11, 2013


The Newark Museum – November 16, 2013

The Liberty Science Center – December 8, 2013


Eight community based organizations, that had previously partnered with TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY,  held these kiosks at their neighborhood events to solicit input from members of their community. The compiled results of these efforts can be found here.

Students at Raritan Valley Community College participate in visioning outreach on November 14th.

Students at Raritan Valley Community College participate in visioning outreach on November 14th.