The Bad Memory Podcast (I know, the name is terrible) is a show where two dudes who live in New Jersey sit down and talk about whatever is on our mind. I know, it sounds terrible, but it's actually pretty funny. [more inside]
"Changing Landscapes in the Garden State" is an ongoing collaborative report between Rowan University and Rutgers University that analyzes the urban development patterns in New Jersey since 1986. The latest version of the report was released at the end of July to include the latest data from 2007. Previous versions of the report included static maps of development patterns; this release is the first to include several interactive, animated maps that demonstrate urban growth, farmland, forest and wetlands loss, as well as increases in impervious surface. A final map shows the land that actually remains and is vulnerable to future development. There's not much left in New Jersey; approximately 1 million acres remain.