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Department of State

Office of Planning Advocacy

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State


Land use decision support requires good data and information. OPA's Research Unit supplies the office and agencies, non-profits and businesses statewide with mapping, demographics and analysis to fulfill this mission.

Research Tools

While all mapping and data for which our Unit is responsible is available through links on this page, our office has contributed mapping and data to a number of tools, and recommends others for decision support. These include:

Reference Materials


Documents listed as Technical Reference Documents were prepared by consultants or staff to inform deliberations of the State Planning Commission, and do not necessarily represent policies or other provisions, or their basis, of the adopted State Development and Redevelopment Plan or State Planning Rules.

For items that are out of print, reference copies are available for review at the Office of Smart Growth and at official New Jersey State document depository libraries.

Additional public information materials including newsletters, brochures and videos not listed in this catalog are also available from the Office. For more information, contact the office.

Complete List of Publications

New Jersey Planning Chronology

The below chronology is based on work by the former Department of Community Affairs, Division of State and Regional Planning.

Complete Planning Chronology

Planning Links

These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor, by the Business Action Center.

Neither the State of New Jersey nor the Business Action Center, it's officers or employees, exercise control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark, compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, proceeds, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites.

The visitor proceeds to those external sites at their own risk. The State of New Jersey specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages, which may result from the accessing of a third-party site, which is linked to the State of New Jersey's website, or from reliance upon only such information.


Smart Growth Resources


Regional Organizations


Statewide Organizations


Other State Efforts


Federal Resources


Page Last Updated: 06/10/22



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