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New Jersey growth plan is topic of panel discussion, March 18

A panel discussion on "Smart Growth in Central New Jersey: Understanding and Planning for Change" will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Planning experts from the region's business community and state and local governments will discuss the state's growth map and its impact on development, construction, transportation, open space and the environment.

Speakers will include Bradley Campbell, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Dianne Brake, president of the Regional Planning Partnership, a civil action group; Patrick O'Keefe, chief executive of the New Jersey Builders Association; and Peter Cantu, mayor of Plainsboro.

The event is sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region , which was established in January by the University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs . Karen Jezierny, director of PRIOR, will moderate one of the panel discussions.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is suggested. To register, contact Deborah Kilmer at the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce via e-mail or at (609) 520-1776.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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