Over 150 teams submitted proposals to make the NY / NJ region more resilient, ten finalists were selected and the winning six designs were announced yesterday by HUD Secretary Sean Donovan.  This finishes a year an a half long process ...

Despite its “mom and apple pie” reputation, there are many coastal dwellers and users who do not thing beach replenishment is so great.  In this edition – anglers.  AP story by Wayne Parry here.   We find it ...

As a country below sea-level, the Netherlands has been dealing with water issues for centuries.  In the 1950’s they  began building the Delta Works, a series of massive barriers built to protect against the 10,000-year storm.  ...

Well it is that time of the year again, when towns get their beaches and infrastructure ready for the summer season.  Smart towns put concessions stands and whatever else they can on wheels and take them out of harm’s way in the ...

Rebuild by Design is a federally supported design competition to make the coasts more resilient.  An Associated Press story by Wayne Parry highlights one proposal here. But don’t just focus in on this one design, there are many ...

Rebuild by Design will be holding an event in Asbury Park to bring the City together around the idea of resiliency.  The event will prepare the City for real planning that will make Asbury Park better able to handle the next big ...

We expect a massive amount of sand to be the federal government’s response to Hurricane Sandy in NJ.  But the problems associated with beachfill are well documented; see the Costs of Beachfill section of this article.  In some ...

This NY Times articles by Justin Gillis, is not only about sea level rise, but also about land subsidence, which is inconveniently most pronounced in the US on the Eastern Seaboard.  The subject is dealt with in the film Shored Up ...

Here is a powerful reason to Rethink the entire Coast.  Imagine whole neighborhoods and communities falling apart.  The cost of not thinking before we develop is high.  If people are flooded and they are not in a position to rebuild ...

There is a documentary about beach replenishment called Shored Up.  It was reviewed in Variety magazine recently, and in the Village Voice and the New York Times in recent months.  The biggest take away concept from the film is ...