Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

New Jersey League Honors Three Cities with Innovation Awards

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

New Jersey League Honors Three Cities with Innovation Awards

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Three innovative projects undertaken by New Jersey cities and towns were recognized as winners of New Jersey State League of Municipalities' 2003 Innovation in Governance Awards.

This award acknowledges cities for implementing creative initiatives that address important community problems and needs.

The award winners were announced at NJLM's annual conference, held last year.

Wildwood

The City of Wildwood was honored in the Use of History to Enhance Economic Development category for integrating the city's historic Doo-Wopian architecture into city revitalization efforts.

As a prominent tourist destination in the 1950s and 1960s, Wildwood has created a way to make its distinctive post-war era architecture into an economic catalyst.

In addition to enhancing and preserving historic buildings, the city also developed architectural design standards aligned with the Doo-Wop style to ensure the city's signature style is maintained.

Highland Park

The City of Highland Park was recognized in the Green Economic Development category for its Green Community initiative that addresses renewability in an expansive and innovative manner.

The multifaceted program includes regulations such as requiring green certification on all new major construction projects and the use of recyclable materials and high efficiency lighting in streetscape projects. …

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