Getting to Resilience: A Community Planning Evaluation Tool

Created: 7/25/2013 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Overview

Through this interactive process, communities will learn how their preparedness can yield valuable points through voluntary programs like FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) and Sustainable Jersey. The assessment process will also increase the community’s understanding of where future vulnerabilities should be addressed through hazard mitigation planning.

There are five primary steps:

Audience

Land Use Planners, Hazard Mitigation Planners, Floodplain Managers, Emergency Managers, Stormwater Managers, Natural Resource Planners, Municipal Engineers, Municipal Leaders, Zoning and Permitting Officials, Public Works Officials, and Conservation Organizations. All participants should be familiar with of their local plans, ordinances, and hazard preparedness efforts.

The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) is one of 28 designated National Estuary Programs throughout the United States working to improve the health of nationally significant estuaries. The program is sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Ocean County College.

Keywords

Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Flooding
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Tool: 
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Visualization