Advances in Resilience Planning: Coastal NJ


  • Areass 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 course 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.