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Planning the Post-Sandy Future

Gleaming boardwalks and sun-bathing crowds have returned to the Jersey Shore this summer, but questions about the aftermath of the region after Sandy persist. How do we balance upholding the emotional attachments many New Jerseyans have to the Shore while preparing for the future and staying safer and more resilient in the event of future storms? What lessons have we learned? How do we consider both the short-term and the long-term at the same time?

Planning the Post-Sandy Future

Gleaming boardwalks and sun-bathing crowds have returned to the Jersey Shore this summer, but questions about the aftermath of the region after Sandy persist. How do we balance upholding the emotional attachments many New Jerseyans have to the Shore while preparing for the future and staying safer and more resilient in the event of future storms? What lessons have we learned? How do we consider both the short-term and the long-term at the same time?

This online discussion started a few days ago and will continue to unfold over the next day or two. The panelists include:

  • Thomas Kelaher, the mayor of Toms River, one of the towns hard hit by Sandy;

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