Advances in Resilience Planning: Coastal NJ
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:
Boundary organizations, which sit outside of government institutions, can be helpful in overcoming disconnects between science and practice.
Many tools are only as good as the technical assistance and training provided to help use them.
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.
- 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.
, Jc Nerr
Confirmed SpeakerLisa Auermuller is the Assistant Manager of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) in Tuckerton, NJ. She has been employed there since 2002. Lisa’s role includes assessing the needs of coastal decision makers and assembling training opportunities through JC NERR’s Coastal Training Program. These programs are designed to better inform decision makers through the use of science-based applied research, visualization tools and best practices. Most recently, Lisa’s primary areas of interest have coastal community vulnerability and resilience as they relate to current and future coastal hazards. Lisa has worked with a variety of partners and stakeholders to develop tools and protocols to help communities understand their risks, plan for those risks and put resiliency, mitigation and adaptation measures into place. Lisa oversees a team of Coastal Resilience Specialists who work one-on-one with municipal staff and elected and appointed officials to assess municipal vulnerability and risk, facilitate a resilience preparedness and planning assessment process and to recommend implementation options at short and long-term scales. Lisa’s work combines natural and social science aspects of the coastal decision making process.
, Bloustein School, Rutgers University
, New Brunswick
Confirmed SpeakerStacy Krause, AICP/PP, Senior Research Specialist, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group. Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey At Rutgers University, Ms. Krause conducts research on various planning topics, with a focus on climate adaptation and resilience at the local level. Her past work includes working with FEMA to analyze and map National Flood Insurance Program payout data for delivery to municipal officials for use in local planning and outreach. She currently works with a handful of NJ’s coastal communities to identify community assets and evaluate their vulnerability to projected future sea level rise and storm surge inundation. She received a B.A. from Rutgers University with a double major in Political Science and Urban Studies and a Master of City and Regional Planning Degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy with a concentration in Community Development. Ms. Krause is a licensed professional planner for the State of New Jersey and certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
, Rutgers University
, New Brunswick
Confirmed SpeakerMatt Campo, Senior Research Specialist, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group. Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Matt’s work at Rutgers University focuses on understanding tools and methods to assess the sustainability and resilience of built environments and transportation systems. Matt provides analysis and support for several initiatives facilitated by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, including stakeholder engagement and research activities. He has worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and US Environmental Protection Agency to enhance planning capabilities and risk management strategies in coastal communities, and also supports Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean data and climate change adaptation initiatives. He earned a Masters in City & Regional Planning from Rutgers in 2012 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Planning & Public Policy. He has a Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Confirmed SpeakerNicholas Angarone, PP/AICP, Coastal Planning Project Manager, NJDEP Coastal Management Program, Office of Coastal & Land Use Planning Nicholas serves as the lead project manager for planning projects of the New Jersey Coastal Management Program (NJCMP) that provide improved and coordinated resiliency planning tools and direct technical assistance to 239 communities in the state. The OCLUP administers the NJCMP annual grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and several competitive federal grant awards. Most recently, the office was allocated $10 million dollars from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition to develop regional resilience plans in nine Sandy-impacted counties. Nicholas holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning and Design from Rutgers University. As licensed professional planner with over 17 years of experience in the private and public sector, he has focused his career on supporting efforts to plan environmentally conscious, sustainable, and resilient communities in New Jersey.