Know of a great smart growth project in New Jersey? Nominate it!

Do you know of an innovative project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for bringing smart growth ideals to light in New Jersey? Smart Growth America’s coalition member New Jersey Future is looking for nominees for their 2012 Smart Growth Awards.

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored smart planning and development in New Jersey through this annual event. The awards help promote New Jersey Future’s mission to secure economic opportunity, community vitality and quality of life for all New Jerseyans. Winners will be selected by jury and recognized at the annual Smart Growth Awards celebration on June 7, 2012 at the Newark Club in Newark.

For inspiration, check out the last year’s awardees. Past recipients have included government officials, developers, contractors, architects, planners, corporations, lenders and community groups.

Guidelines and nomination form are available in PDF and Word formats. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 3, 2012. For more information visit

Photo: Maxwell Place, a 2010 Smart Growth Award winner (via Flickr)