Podcast: Rethinking and Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Smart thinking and smart growth could equal sustainability for the Shore

Is it possible to rebuild the Jersey Shore so that it is more resilient to extreme storms like Hurricane Sandy?

That issue could qualify as Topic No. 1 for many local and state officials as they struggle to decide where and what to do about rebuilding a coast devastated by what most call the worst storm to hit New Jersey.

It was also Topic No. 1 when Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight’s cofounder and energy and environment writer, with WHYY/NewsWorks about the plans and policies that are being considered — particularly a comprehensive dune system that will reshape the Shore and remake its communities.