New Jersey DEP has posted a draft of its application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and is inviting public comment. If successful, the state could get up to $1 billion for design and implementation of resiliency projects.
Development and Redevelopment
The NJDEP has approved the permits necessary to daylight and restore Trenton’s Assunpink Creek. New Jersey Future has been involved with the project.
Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.
A process developed by New Jersey Future helps that municipalities quantify their financial vulnerability to flooding and sea-level rise will be featured at the American Planning Association’s national conference in April 2015.
A consortium of planning and environmental groups urged Gov. Christie to veto the so-called “Meadowlands bill.”
New Jersey policymakers applaud the White House executive order requiring all federal agencies that distribute project money to require consideration of sea-level rise in building standards.
Incoming CNU President Lynn Richards will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Redevelopment Forum.
Extending center designations for coastal towns without first evaluating their vulnerability to sea-level rise could allow growth in vulnerable areas.
Our comments on the proposed plan for the third round of federal Sandy recovery funds stress that implementation must ensure equity, public participation and resiliency.
A one-day workshop co-hosted by New Jersey Future provided information to New Jersey cities on innovative ways to address their combined-sewer overflow problems.