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Tuesday, May 24 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
New Jersey’s National Leadership in Climate Resilience Planning: What Are the Next Steps and What Resources Are Needed?

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New Jersey is one of the states leading the nation in municipal-level planning for climate resilience. Just as severe storms and flooding have become more commonplace across New Jersey due to the impact of climate change, amendments to New Jersey's Municipal Land Use Law now require municipalities to incorporate a climate change-related hazard vulnerability assessment into any master plan. This panel explores the specific steps municipalities must take; challenges in compliance, resources, and funding needed; the role of local communities in shaping these plans; and opportunities for New Jersey's law to serve as a model for other states.

Available for CEUs from APA, AIA & ASLA

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Barbara George Johnson

Vice President, John S Watson Institute for Urban Policy/Research
Barbara brings more than 30 years of experience as a public policy professional in New Jersey and has been a leading voice in shaping economic, health and social policy in the region. Currently, Barbara holds the title of vice president of external affairs at the John S. Watson Institute... Read More →
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Nick Angarone, PP/AICP

New Jersey Chief Climate Resilience Officer, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Nick Angarone is the New Jersey Chief Resilience Officer. In this role he coordinates statewide resilience policy as vice-chair of the Interagency Council on Climate Resilience, leads and directs the development and implementation of the Statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy... Read More →
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Peter Kasabach

Executive Director, New Jersey Future
Peter Kasabach is the executive director of New Jersey Future, a nonprofit statewide policy and practice organization that advocates for strong, healthy, and resilient communities for everyone. Prior to joining New Jersey Future, Peter served as the chief of policy for the New Jersey... Read More →
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Leah Yasenchak

Principal, BRS, Inc.
As co-owner of BRS, Dr. Leah Yasenchak oversees redevelopment planning efforts for environmentally compromised property and resiliency projects. Leah is the principal in charge of the firm’s practice areas of resiliency, economic development, planning, outreach, and grant writing... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2022 11:20am - 12:10pm EDT
Keeping History Room (3rd Floor)