Joseph Maraziti will be a speaker/panelist at the New Jersey Planning Conference on Friday, January 25, that will take place at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, New Jersey, on The Future of State Planning. The State Planning Act of 1985 resulted in adoption of New Jersey State Plan in 1996 and 2001 that articulated a vision for compact, center-based development and redevelopment with a high quality of life surrounded by open natural lands. Thanks in large part to market forces, we have seen a resurgence of interest in creating and living in walkable cities and towns. But communities and the State now face new threats from climate change, aging water and transportation infrastructure, gentrification, affordability and increasingly dire economic stressors. Meanwhile, State planning efforts languish with a Commission that no longer functions. This interactive session will engage the audience in an exploration of an effective, relevant approach for State Planning in New Jersey for the 2020s.