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As The Nation Grows, Jersey City Shows How To Deal

Experiencing a rebound of smart growth and urban development, Jersey City, New Jersey, is becoming an example for other growing cities.

After years of depopulation and urban decline, "Jersey City has come back as its own antithesis: clean, green and growing - an example, urban planners say, of how the nation can accommodate some of the additional 100 million Americans expected by 2040 without paving over every farm, forest and meadow."

"Smart Growth America, an advocacy group that ranks the largest metro areas by sprawl, says Jersey City is the second 'least sprawling,' trailing only New York City."

"In a region where many cities are shrinking, Jersey City in the last quarter-century has gained about 30,000 residents, 27,000 jobs and 18 million square feet of prime office space."

Full Story: Model of urban future: Jersey City?

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