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Sustainability experts warn against rushing to rebuild Jersey’s shore towns

A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released this week shows the majority of New Jersey residents support the concept of a regional commission to oversee the rebuilding of the state’s shore towns damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Among the survey’s findings: Two-thirds favor allowing towns in high-risk areas to impose a short-term moratorium on rebuilding to allow time for new plans and codes to be developed

This week’s NewsWorks/NJ Spotlight podcast highlights what planners think would be a best-case scenario for how to rebuild New Jersey’s shore towns. NewsWorks New Jersey editor Alan Tu interviews NJ Spotlight co-founder Tom Johnson who covered last week’s conference at Monmouth University titled: Rebuilding A Resilient New Jersey Shore (video).

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