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.
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.
Former State Planning Commission Chairman and current New Jersey Future Trustee Jim Gilbert will be presented with the New Jersey Planning Officials’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
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 Future supports the state’s draft application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition and suggests ways it can be strengthened
The decision allows access to courts for affordable-housing challenges, re-opening the door to sound planning, production of housing for people of all incomes.
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.