Climate Preparedness and Resiliency in Urban America
Urban areas face unique challenges in adapting to a changing climate. Hoboken, New Jersey is a coastal city on the front lines of climate change that was severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy. Due to its geography and topography, Hoboken also regularly experiences the impacts of rising seas and strong storms that other coastal communities will face with increasing frequency in the years ahead. Mayor Dawn Zimmer discusses her city’s challenges – including regulatory, engineering, social, and financial obstacles – as well as a comprehensive approach to resiliency that can serve as a model for other urban areas.
- Mayor Dawn Zimmer, City of Hoboken, New Jersey