Condemned with their own words… “The report compares regional growth between 1950 and 1980 to the three-year trend gleaned from the most recent available data, covering 2010 to 2013 [census _estimates_]. Authors James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, a professor at the school, say recent shifts may [emphasis added] signal the beginning of a long-term change toward more compact growth, while acknowledging that it’s too early to conclusively say so.”
Map minimizes 30 year trend in compact area and exaggerates the numbers in the 3 year count in a much more dispersed area - recent declines range from 139 (!) in Putnam to 3229 in Sussex vs 30-year growth of 56,886 and 81,696 respectively.

Condemned with their own words… “The report compares regional growth between 1950 and 1980 to the three-year trend gleaned from the most recent available data, covering 2010 to 2013 [census _estimates_]. Authors James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, a professor at the school, say recent shifts may [emphasis added] signal the beginning of a long-term change toward more compact growth, while acknowledging that it’s too early to conclusively say so.”

Map minimizes 30 year trend in compact area and exaggerates the numbers in the 3 year count in a much more dispersed area - recent declines range from 139 (!) in Putnam to 3229 in Sussex vs 30-year growth of 56,886 and 81,696 respectively.