Wanted: A Regional Planning Approach to Climate Change

The effects of climate change—rising seas, extreme weather—will require coordinated action around the New York region. Regional planning, in other words.
June 18, 2018, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Regional Planning Association is renewing its call for a coastal commission that could bridge the gap between neighborhoods, local, and federal government when it comes to working together to create a proactive approach to rising sea level in the areas most impacted.," reports Ameena Walker.

In calling for the creation of a coastal commission, the Regional Planning Association is renewing a recommendation from the Fourth Regional Plan, released at the end of 2017. The Fourth Regional Plan calls for the creation of a coastal commission representing New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut that would create a regional coastal adaptation plan, determine areas at risk from flooding, and "evaluate, prioritize, and potentially fund projects along the coastline." 

To bring a renewed focus on this call to create a regional planning entity in the fact of climate change and sea level rise, the Regional Planning Association released a report earlier this month titled "The Case for a Regional Coastal Commission," supplemented by the following video.

The Case for a Regional Coastal Commission from Regional Plan Association on Vimeo.

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Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Curbed NY
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