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Monday, May 8 • 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Rebuild By Design: Learning from New Jersey's Solutions

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is invested in long-term mitigation, adaptation, and resilience of New Jersey’s economy, communities, infrastructure, and natural resources throughout the State. One the resiliency projects currently being implemented by NJDEP, in partnership with the City of Hoboken, New Jersey, is the Rebuild By Design – Hudson River (RBDH) Project, which takes a multi-faceted approach to improve physical, ecological, economic, and social resiliency. Initiated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2013 in response to Hurricane Sandy through the unique Rebuild By Design competition, RBDH will be built throughout the City of Hoboken, and will extend into Weehawken and Jersey City, with the goal of addressing coastal flooding from major storm surges and high tides. This panel will give a history of the project from the start of the Rebuild By Design competition to its upcoming construction phase, detail its award-winning community engagement and outreach program, and present lessons learned in implementing an almost two-mile long, multipurpose flood risk reduction structure in a dense, urban environment.

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Karen Appell

Vice President and Climate Change Lead, New York Metro, AECOM
Karen is the Climate Change Lead for the Water group in the New York Metro at AECOM where she oversees the Extreme Weather Initiative for the region. With more than 25 years of experience, Karen manages multidisciplinary teams that develop strategic solutions for the planning, design... Read More →
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Kim McEvoy

Environmental Team Lead, NJDEP
Kim McEvoy has 20 years of professional experience with the NJDEP focused on project management, environmental remediation, and federal and state compliance. She has a bachelor of science in geoscience with a hydrology minor from Penn State University. Kim works with the project teams... Read More →
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Jonathan Miller

Asst. Project Manager, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Jonathan Miller has been with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for over three years serving as an assistant project manager for the Rebuild by Design Hudson River (RBDH) Project located primarily in Hoboken, NJ. Jonathan is involved in the administration... Read More →
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Caleb Stratton

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Hoboken, N.J.
Caleb Stratton is the chief resilience officer and assistant business administrator of Hoboken, New Jersey. He is responsible for orchestrating and executing municipal operations across seven departments and with a staff of over six hundred. He manages delivery of the city’s capital... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 3:05pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room 118 (1st Floor)