Join WHYY on Thursday, November 15th, when we visit the Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, NJ for a special forum which will focus on current land preservation and development issues throughout Southern New Jersey.

WHYY Audio News Director, Eugene Sonn, will moderate a healthy and informative discussion between our noted panel of speakers, which include the Exective Director of the State Agricultural Development Committee, Susan Payne, the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Builders Association, Tim Touhey, and Executive Director of New Jersey Future, Peter Kasabach. 

A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Finding the Balance: A Look at New Jersey's Land Use
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Moorestown Community House
16 E Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Doors: 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm - 6pm
Discussion: 6pm - 7pm
Q&A: 7pm - 7:30pm
Event ends: 7:30pm


This event is FREE* for WHYY Members and only $5 for Non-Members.

*WHYY Members may reserve up to two (2) tickets to this event. Renew your WHYY Membership or become a member for as little as $5/month and receive two tickets to this event to kick off their year's worth of Member Benefits!

Peter Kasabach
Peter has been actively engaged in the areas of housing and sustainable development and community revitalization for the past 20 years. Before taking the helm of New Jersey Future in December 2007, he was chief of policy and community development for the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, where he guided investment programs and developed a comprehensive state housing policy for use by the Department of Community Affairs. Prior to joining the HMFA, he oversaw all planning and real estate development activities for Isles, a private nonprofit community development organization in Trenton. Peter is a licensed New Jersey Professional Planner and holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies. The organization employs original research, analysis and advocacy to build coalitions and drive land-use policies that help revitalize cities and towns, protect natural lands and farms, provide more transportation choices beyond cars, expand access to safe and affordable neighborhoods and fuel a prosperous economy.

Susan Payne
Susan E. Payne is Executive Director of the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) , which leads and coordinates New Jersey’s farmland preservation efforts, and promotes innovative approaches to maintaining the viability of agriculture. Prior to joining the SADC in January 2005, she was coordinator of Burlington County’s nationally recognized farmland preservation and transfer of development rights programs.

The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) leads in the preservation of New Jersey's farmland and promotes innovative approaches to maintaining the viability of agriculture. The SADC administers the Farmland Preservation Program, providing grants to counties, municipalities and nonprofit groups to fund the purchase of development easements on farmland; directly purchasing farms and development easements from landowners; and offering grants to landowners in the program to fund up to 50 percent of the cost of soil and water conservation projects [pdf]. It also administers the Right to Farm Program, oversees the Transfer of Development Rights Bank, and operates the Farm Link Program, which helps connect farm owners with farmers seeking access to farmland and farming opportunities.

Tim Touhey
Tim Touhey is the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Builders Association where he leads the statewide Association’s member education and advocacy initiatives particularly relating to Association governance, plus regulatory and legislative affairs. Under his direction, the Association has established greater relevance within the legislative and regulatory arenas, and broadened its scope to be of even better service to the industry and its membership in the short- and long-term.

The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) is the leading trade association for the construction industry. Members include residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, consultants and other professionals. NJBA serves as a resource for its members through continuing education and advocacy. NJBA and its members strive for a more vibrant, greener, and affordable housing market in New Jersey.