Advances in Resilience Planning: Coastal NJ

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • Areas where variations in stakeholder needs, changes in data availability, and modifications to engagement processes may require municipal-specific alterations in resilience planning practices
  • The assessment methods and resources developed in New Jersey to plan for coastal hazards that could inform planning nationally
  • The need for, challenges with, and benefits of taking a regional approach to planning for community resilience


Practitioners face an overwhelming amount of information and tools to use when discussing future impacts of coastal flooding in their communities. This session will help planners make choices about the tools, data, and processes that work best while planning for coastal flooding in their communities. The speakers will discuss their choices for federal, state, and local efforts to make communities throughout New Jersey more resilient, and describe how they are working to integrate those lessons into future regional planning efforts in coastal New Jersey.

 Practitioners will learn how:

  1. Boundary organizations, which sit outside of government institutions, can be helpful in overcoming disconnects between science and practice.

  2. Many tools are only as good as the technical assistance and training provided to help use them.

  3. Our data, tools, and techniques must be resilient themselves, serving to meet the evolving needs of different coastal communities and stakeholders and responding to changes in scientific information and planning practice.

  4. Obtaining Community Rating System (CRS) points for resilience actions has been an effective incentive to encourage participation among coastal communities that are short on resources.


Lisa Auermuller , Jc Nerr , Tuckerton , NJ (see bio)
Stacy Krause , AICP , Bloustein School, Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ (see bio)
Matthew Campo , Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ (see bio)
Nicholas Angarone , AICP , , Pennington , NJ (see bio)