Robert S. Goldsmith, co-chair of the firm’s Redevelopment & Land Use Department, will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Housing: What Would a Housing Commission Be Thinking About If We Had One?” at the 2016 New Jersey Planning Conference, a two-day educational event sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NJ). The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 10:45am – 12:15pm at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.
Disputes over allocations and compliance math have dominated the conversation about housing in New Jersey, to the detriment of actual planning. Mr. Goldsmith and the panel will discuss housing needs and demographic changes as they relate to land use planning, including the issues of affordability, responses to an aging population, and rental housing as a permanent shelter choice.
Mr. Goldsmith's practice focuses on redevelopment, downtown and urban revitalization, transit oriented development, project financing and incentives, sustainable building initiatives and public-private partnerships. His experience encompasses counseling clients on the specialized issues in redevelopment related to parking demand, design and construction. Mr. Goldsmith also has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, construction litigation and appellate work.
Online registration and additional information is available at http://www.conference-njplanning.org.