New Jersey has been developing densely and extensively along its 125-mile coast and fragile barrier islands for more than three centuries. The need to rethink our development patterns has become increasingly apparent in light of the accelerating frequency and severity of repeated storm events and rising sea levels. These risks ignore municipal borders, presenting coast-wide threats that point to the need for a regional response. This roundtable discussion will explore ways for New Jersey to begin the difficult task of reimagining and reshaping its coast and identify key issues that will need to be resolved along the way.
Session Category : Health & Environment