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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, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the New Jersey Recovery Fund, will focus on …
- What we’ve done
- What we’ve learned
- What still needs to be done
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.
– See more at: http://www.njfuture.org/issues/planning-and-governance/regional/rebuilding-after-sandy/#sthash.mMnvKMm1.dpuf
7:30- 8:30 am: Light breakfast and partner displays in Wilson Hall
8:30 am: Welcome and Introductions in Pollak Theatre
9:00 – 9:30 am: Setup for the day: What’s been accomplished, what’s still to be addressed?
9:30 – 10:00 am: Morning Keynote
10:00 – 11:15 am: Session I: Assessing the Risk: An examination of sea-level rise and severe weather events and their economic impacts, and the importance of incorporating future-looking assessments into long-term decisionmaking
11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Session II: Planning for the Inevitable: An examination of needs, tools and opportunities for individual towns and the region as a whole as we plan for a more resilient future
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch in Wilson Hall
1:45 – 2:15 pm: Afternoon Keynote in Pollak Theatre
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Session III: Designing Differently: An overview of infrastructure and community design innovations that can help both urban and shore communities to withstand the next storm
4:00 pm: Close
5:00 – 7:30 pm: Following the conference, please join us at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch for a cocktail reception supporting New Jersey Future’s Sandy rebuilding work. More details and ticket information.
- Adm. Thad Allen (USCG, retired), former director of relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina
- Lisa Auermuller, watershed/outreach coordinator, Jack Cousteau Coastal Education Center, Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Tuckerton, N.J.
- Patrick Murray, director, Monmouth University Polling Institute, W. Long Branch, N.J.
- Ben Strauss, vice president for climate impacts and director of the program on sea level rise, Climate Central, Princeton, N.J.
- Mark Mauriello, former commissioner, New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
– See more at: http://www.njfuture.org/cevents/special-events/sandy-anniversary-conference/#sthash.I443kCox.dpuf