Through the Asbury Park Press, we got into contact with Kathy Barisciano, a year round resident of Ortley Beach. Ortley Beach is known as the Ground Zero of the storm, a heavily damaged area with homes that often completely collapsed or washed away during the storm. Kathy herself had just build her dream home six months before the … More Visit to Sandy’s Ground Zero: Ortley Beach
We received some great help from the local surf school this week! First of all, one of the Summertime Surf teachers surfed some waves with our action cam in his hand! Amazing first-hand footage of a surfers perspective on the shore and the ocean (and he didn’t drop the cam in the water!). Today, we … More Great Help From The Local Surf School!
Thursday, before the second flood alarm, we visited DonnaMarie and John, who live in a beautiful oceanfront property in Avalon, NJ. They rebuild their home in 2011 as high and as far out as they were allowed to go, to get the ocean view from the most rooms possible. During the tour of their home, John showed … More Visit To A Beautiful Oceanfront Property In Avalon, NJ
Very special meeting today! We met Mike again, this time for an interview and a tour of Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook is a peninsula in the north of the Jersey Shore, close to New York. In this former military base, now a Federal Park, there has been very little tourism or urban development. Sandy Hook holds all the … More Interview and Tour on Sandy Hook
This morning we had our first interview on the Asbury Park boardwalk! We talked with John Weber, Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Surfrider Foundation. We discussed the short term vision that many parties have in the recovery after Sandy and some of the issues that are in the way of a whole new attitude towards … More Rethinking the Shore with the Surfrider Foundation
During the past months of research, we got in contact with a local expert of Monmouth University; Mike Schwebel. He was so kind to meet us for a Welcome-to-New-Jersey-coffee. In this work, he focusses on social resilience and climate adaptation – perfect input for what we are doing here. We talked about why we are here … More Welcome-to-New-Jersey-coffee with Mike from Monmouth University
On Monday the 1st of June, after months (or even years) of preparations, we finally had our first real interview for At The Edge! We got to interview Inge Kersten and Jaap van der Salm, very friendly landscape architects from H+N+S, based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. As alumni from the same study at Wageningen, they … More First Big Interview at H+N+S!