REORIENTING LIVING ON A SHIFTING ESTUARY: TOMS RIVER, NJ

PennDesign/OLIN
New Jersey

The Toms River region is composed of a diverse set of communities that range from shore towns to back-bay developments. To create a conversation of change, new models of resilience–that are physical, engaging, and on display in areas where environmental change is most likely to occur–must be presented to the community. These creative installations will serve as “mock-ups” for the future and will provide a physical example of how citizens and designers can generate alternate scenarios for future growth, identity, and a future relationship to the water. Installations include store-front conversions to “Resilience Community Centers;”  green infrastructure gardens and greenways; and model buildings for storm resilient structures such as the movable “freight” house.

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