Rebuilding After Sandy
Save the date! Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later
The Superstorm Sandy anniversary conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Monmouth University in W. Long Branch, N.J.
The event, presented by Monmouth University, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Recovery Fund, will focus on …
- What we’ve done
- What we’ve learned
- What still needs to be done
More details will be posted soon!
The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is now forcing an important conversation among stakeholders involved in every aspect of development in diverse areas in New Jersey, about how to focus our shared efforts on rebuilding in a more resilient, sustainable way, so that we can support the full range of lifestyles, livelihoods and recreation opportunities that have made New Jersey unique.
The question of where and how to rebuild various areas of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy is a complex and nuanced one, involving urban density, property values, lifestyles, employment opportunities and significant tourism revenues, weighed against the risk and costs of similar severe weather events in the future. In addition, local development is governed by a dense network of plans and regulations: municipal zoning and master plans; the state’s environmental regulations, including those dedicated to water resources and to guiding coastal development; and the ways in which we’ve directed investments in water, transportation and power infrastructure.
New Jersey Future will be examining many of these issues as it works with other stakeholders to identify paths forward to rebuilding a vibrant, resilient New Jersey.
- Resilience in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy (AP-NORC)
- Studies on rising sea levels (Urban Land Institute)
- Urban Climate Change Research Network
- Sources on climate change and urban resiliency (GoodyClancy)
- Interactive maps on what would be lost with various degrees of sea level rise (New York Times)
- Surging Seas (Climate Central)
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 10 finalist projects in its Rebuild by Design competition.
The new HUD Sandy funding notice focuses on infrastructure and requires forward-looking risk assessments, including considerations of climate change.
Incorporating projected sea-level rise into all Sandy-related recovery and planning decision-making will help create a stronger, more resilient Garden State.
The task force report highlights the need to support long-term risk reduction planning, and the importance of using the most up-to-date scientific data in planning and decision-making.
Based on experience with the first round of federal Sandy rebuilding funds, recommendations have been submitted for additional guidance on how to use the next round.
A conference on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy examines the rebuilding progress made to date, and the work still left to do.
A gathering on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to connect with others involved in rebuilding the Jersey Shore.
Nov. 13, 2013 — The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its notice for states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for the next round of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.
Sept. 23, 2013 — It’s time to connect the dots between sea level rise and post-Sandy recovery planning.
The devastation from Hurricane Sandy created a wake-up call on the need to rebuild the Jersey shore in a way that respects nature and protects people, properties and public investments. Come hear expert speakers address key topics, and share your opinion on how we can restore a thriving, healthy and resilient coastal region.
Reports, Presentations and Testimony
- 04/29/2013: Sandy Recovery Action Plan Doesn't Commit to Resiliency Planning, Sustainability
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Request for Public Comment
- Agenda Invitation Dunes Dunes and More Dough May 8 2013
- Superstorm Sandy A Live Town Hall
- 03/19/2013: New Jersey Future CDBG-DR comments
- Sandy Recovery Action Plan Selected Comments
- NJ Shore Protection Master Plan 1981 vol 1 Part I
- NJ Shore Protection Master Plan 1981 vol 1 Part II
- NJ Shore Protection Master Plan 1981 vol 2 Basis and Background
- NJ Shore Protection Master Plan 1981 vol 3 Comments