By Jan S. Wells and John L. Renne (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center)
An article published in World Transport Policy & Practice
This journal article argues that the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative is an example of a new role for state planning in the United States. The Initiative’s goal is to concentrate dense, pedestrian-oriented development around transit stations, an effort that is not typically American and more closely resembles the state-centric planning model often found in Europe. The authors evaluate the Initiative and conclude that is is a good model for smart growth.