The basis of much of local planning in New Jersey is the Municipal Land Use Law, usually lovingly referred to as the MLUL. You will notice that the ANJEC guide we mentioned in class only makes it to the second paragraph before citing the MLUL.
And NJ.com has just posted a NJ Geography quiz with lots of municipal madness questions. Did they spy on our class lecture yesterday? Well, they have written about it plenty oin 2011 or in 2015. (or the NYTimes in 1998 and in 2007)
It is a New Jersey story.