Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored smart planning and development in New Jersey through their Smart Growth Awards. The projects and developments they feature represent some of the best examples of sustainable growth and development in the state.
New Jersey Future contacted Voices of Hope Productions to create a series of 8 short films, two-minutes in length to tell the stories of seven individual New Jersey based projects, as well as the Cary Edwards Leadership Award won by CEO Al Koeppe. The Cary Edwards Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life and promoting smart growth in New Jersey through sustainable land-use policy and practice. 2016 is the 15th year of the Smart Growth Awards and NJ Future wanted to make an impact with visual storytelling.
New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies. The organization employs original research, analysis and advocacy to build coalitions and drive land-use policies that help revitalize cities and towns, protect natural lands and farms, provide more transportation choices beyond cars, expand access to safe and affordable neighborhoods and fuel a prosperous economy. Find out more about the Smart Growth Awards.