Readers of these pages will recognize the Netherland’s Henk Ovink. He is the Dutchman who came to the US after Sandy to share his country’s expertise in resilient designs for living with and staying safe from flooding. He ...

Staten Island Using Oyster Reefs to Protect From Storms One of the winners of the Rebuild-by-Design competition is a plan to protect the South Shore of Staten Island with reefs of oysters. Full story, map and diagram here. Oysters used ...

The biggest and best set of dunes in NJ just got bigger and better thanks to the recent Nor’easter. No federal agency was involved, nor were any taxpayer dollars, and there was no messy legal fuss involving easements or eminent ...

The Subtitle on this one is – How an historic Nor’easter, and Act of Congress, and then eleven more years of political battle turned back development from one of the largest barrier islands on the East Coast. Assateague ...

Everyone thinks the Pilgrims landed at what is now Plymouth, MA. But the truth is the Mayflower found Provincetown, MA first and stayed five weeks before sailing over to the famous rock. Nonetheless, a community was eventually formed ...

On this second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we want to focus on a few stories where people were followed from their situations after the storm until now. This one relates to a buyout on Staten Island. That is one less property we ...

The Rutgers Climate Institute has done great things to help us Re-Think the Coast.  Most recently their “working briefs” as the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance on climate impacts in NJ found here. The reports are available ...

Futurecoast is getting people to think about climate change by playing a game instead of reading the news or scientific reports.  Participants record voice-mail messages from a future that they imagine.  The “game” is ...

If a tree falls on your house, your insurance company should cover that, right?  Well yes, except if the tree was dead, and leaning over your house for years and the insurance company told you to address it.  Then you would likely ...

The Rockefeller Foundation has sweetened the pot in their 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.  The selected cities will have the salary of a Chief Resiliency Officer paid for by the Foundation.  More on Fast Company’s ...