Visit to Sandy’s Ground Zero: Ortley Beach

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

Visit To A Beautiful Oceanfront Property In Avalon, NJ

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

Rethinking the Shore with the Surfrider Foundation

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

Welcome-to-New-Jersey-coffee with Mike from Monmouth University

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