A Risk-based Approach to Reshaping Coastal Development
You'll learn about:
How to use risk analysis as a springboard for discussing changes in long-standing development patterns
What implementation options are available to change coastal development form
How to assess how receptive coastal area residents will be to taking actions to reduce future risk
Everyone is talking about how to assess impacts from climate change and the growing risk coastal communities face from natural hazards, but the question is: What can communities do about them? Increasingly severe and frequent storms, rising sea levels and subsiding coastlines underscore the compelling need to recast regulations, rethink existing development patterns and reshape coastal growth boundaries. The State of New Jersey is working with coastal municipalities to evaluate and reform its Coastal Zone Management Program to minimize future damage from rising seas and coastal storms. This session will describe an effective and replicable planning process that uses future risk and vulnerability as the defining principles of forward-looking coastal protection regulations. This process can be implemented by local, regional, and state governments throughout the nation. Speakers will explain the details and outcomes of the shoreline assessment and vulnerability analysis that were used to establish coastal development and redevelopment criteria. These criteria served as the framework for planning scenarios designed to minimize risks associated with projected flood exposure in tidally affected areas throughout New Jersey. Speakers will describe the challenges of communicating risk to local officials and residents, and lessons learned for facilitating these conversations in other communities across the country.
, New Jersey Future
Confirmed SpeakerDavid Kutner manages New Jersey Future’s planning initiatives and is responsible for the organization’s outreach and assistance to municipalities, with a special focus on coastal communities vulnerable to sea-level rise. For the past 4 years David has managed New Jersey Future’s Local Recovery Planning Manager program, providing ongoing and direct assistance to municipalities seeking to rebuild from the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy. His work has focused on helping communities recover from extensive storm damage but also encouraging them to consider the implications of projected sea-level rise and how they might plan for and respond to the challenges of impending flood inundation risks due to a changing climate. He is a licensed professional planner with more than 30 years of land use and environmental planning experience. He has worked as a private planning consultant and held positions in local, county, and state planning agencies in New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
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.
, Princeton Hydro, LLC
Confirmed SpeakerJessica is experienced in urban design, hazard mitigation, and geospatial analysis with a focus on natural resources management. She works with towns and communities to address open space and recreation issues, brownfield redevelopment sites, water quality and land use issues, environmental regulations and ordinance development, stormwater management, and floodplain management. She specializes in helping communities understand available science and decision-support tools in order to inform policy and planning decisions