City trip to Philadelphia! With two meetings in Philly, we decided to stay a night and make it a weekend trip. We first met with Ben Kalina. He is the director of Shored Up, a documentary about sea level rise in the New Jersey area. He had already worked on his film about sea level … More Meeting Ben and Billy, in Philly! (1)
Busy week with a lot of interviews! Last one of the week: Joe Woerner from the Asbury Park City Council. In this interview we discussed the balance and decision making between either short-term fixes or long-term adaptive strategies after Superstorm Sandy. It is very easy for bystanders to say that long-term strategies are the best … More Short-term Fix or Long-term Strategy? – Interview With Joe Woerner, City Council Asbury Park
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
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!