Final Report: Tracking New Jersey's Dynamic Landscape: Urban Growth and Open Space Loss 1986-1995-2002

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2008
New Jersey, the Garden State, contains the highest population density of any state in the United States. New Jersey's population pressure stems from its geographic location, wedged between the nation's first and fifth largest cities, New York and Philadelphia. This study utilizes one of the most detailed digital land mapping databases in the nation to provide a highly accurate accounting of New Jersey's state of land use and development. The analysis provides a window into how the Garden State
more » ... as developed over the past several decades and the subsequent consequences to its land base. It also views land development patterns from many different angles providing a "report card" on urban growth and open space loss. The report reveals how the landscape changes leading to build-out have been occurring over the sixteen year study period of 1986-2002.
doi:10.7282/t33f4ns6 fatcat:svancnilince5hn3gzri5itozq