Project

Resiliency Masterplan, Jersey City

The City of Jersey City (pop. 264,290) is bounded on all sides by tidal water bodies that flow toward the Atlantic Ocean. Financial and service industries with direct rapid transit access to Manhattan in New York City have made the Jersey City waterfront an important regional central business district. ORG helped map and analyze the city’s social, geographic, and economic strengths and vulnerabilities in order to identify flood protection measure that will be most effective in the near and long-term. Multiple scenarios of coastal flooding mitigation (line of protection), and rainwater green infrastructure were located and considered as a networked system. As a network, the interventions could be coupled with other urban systems, such as transit, open and recreational space, and other cultural, public or private development projects.

Location
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A

Client
Jersey City, NJ

Year
2016 — 2017

Type
Research

Area
55km2

Program
mixed, public, landscape, infrastructure

Team
Alexander D’Hooghe, Kobi Ruthenberg, Aaron Weller, Daniel Haidermota

Collaborators
Maser Engineering, NJ (USA), Goldstein Architects, NY-NJ (USA)

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