Hurricane Sandy caused substantial damage to communities along the Atlantic Coast, making it the second-costliest hurricane to hit the United States. The Jersey Shore, which extends from Raritan Bay to Delaware Bay, suffered varying damage. This studio seeks to describe alternative futures for the Jersey Shore. We illustrate alternatives to the predominant "Restore the Shore" movement that intends to rebuild with few environmental considerations. Although many leaders and policy-makers have identified and begun advocating alternatives such as buyout plans or protective dunes, it is still unclear how these proposals will affect specific communities. We illustrate how policy changes and community-specific design interventions can build community and regional resilience to future storms and environmental changes.
Chapter One: A Brief History of the Jersey Shore Chapter Two: Why Sandy Caused So Much Damage Chapter Three: Climate Change and Future Storm Trends Chapter Four: Vulnerability Along the Jersey Shore Chapter Five: Assessment of Coastal Development Policies Chapter Six: Strategies for Moving Forward Chapter Seven: Case Studies Long Beach Mantoloking Atlantic City Seaside Heights The Wildwoods Point Pleasant Ocean Grove Asbury Park Cape May Beach Haven/Holgate Mystic and Osborne Islands