Bayside flooding during winter storm Jonas highlights just how vulnerable New Jersey’s barrier islands are. ‘Soft defense’ measures seem to offer the most effective long-term approaches.
Climate Change and Energy
An invitation-only workshop hosted by the Consensus Building Institute focused on helping coastal communities talk openly about options for reducing their vulnerability to climate threats.
A new report card on preparedness for climate change gives New Jersey a low grade for failing to put plans in place to mitigate future risks.
New Jersey Future recently submitted comments on two Rebuild By Design resiliency projects, emphasizing the need to incorporate climate projections into planning, and to develop a robust public-engagement plan.
A new report examines lessons learned from the groundbreaking local-recovery program piloted by New Jersey Future in six Sandy-affected towns.
The draft Citizen Outreach Plan for the Hudson River Rebuild By Design project needs to be expanded in several ways if it is to serve all affected citizens well.
The State Planning Commission is set to extend center designations another three years, even though this action invites coastal towns to put new development in locations vulnerable to flooding and sea-level rise.
At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.
New Jersey has reached the final round of the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and has been invited to move forward to the second and final phase.
Two undergraduate papers that focus on key New Jersey land-use policy issues have won a prestigious statewide award.