The Draft TNJ Regional Plan is the last step in the TNJ planning process before the final Plan is issued in June.
The publication follows three years of extensive planning activities by a coalition of nearly 100 diverse partners. The planning process informing the plan included a Discovery Phase, a Visioning Phase, and an Action Planning Phase, all of which were informed by extensive public outreach activities held in diverse settings throughout the region.
Draft Action Plans provide detailed strategies and specific action, serving as a technical guide for implementing the Plan.
The Plan Outline
Where we are now
Describes our region’s Strengths and Assets as well as Issues and Challenges.
Where we want to go
Lay outs our region’s priority goals: grow a strong and inclusive regional economy, increase access to opportunity, protect the environment, and work together. It then outlines a vision for the region – competitive, livable, efficient, and resilient – based on the shared values and common interests uncovered in the Discovery Phase.
How we get there
Proposes strategies in 15 key Focus Areas developed by a broad coalition of leading experts, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. More detailed versions of these draft strategies, including specific short, medium, and long term actions, can be found on the TNJ website.
Leading the way
Explains how TNJ has already got the ball rolling with dozens of local planning activities the coalition has organized and funded over the past three years. These activities both informed the Plan and demonstrated how diverse communities and municipalities facing common challenges can effectively collaborate to develop a shared vision and plan for a sustainable future.
Making it all happen
Proposes achieving the TNJ vision and achieving more with less by aligning policies, fostering policy and planning innovation, taking action at the local level, and continuing to work together.
Describes how progress will be measured as the plan is implemented.