Penn Project for Civic Engagement: Ready for Next Time? Rethinking the Shore After Sandy

How should New Jersey communities rebuild from Superstorm Sandy and prepare for future storms?

The Penn Project for Civic Engagement will work with WHYY and several partner organizations to hold five public forums where a good cross-section of stakeholders who care about the Shore think deeply about the choices involved in rebuilding after the storm. 

Our goal is to produce a set of touchstone principles for leaders, communities and individuals to use when grappling with the cascade of decisions that will face them not just this year, but for years to come; principles that address not just how to clean up from the last storm, but how to prepare for the next one.

For more information, read Chris Satullo's article "Ready for Next Time? Rethinking the Short After Sandy" in Newsworks.


To register for the forums, please click here.

Schedule of Forums

Notes from each forum will be posted here shortly after the event.

Monday, July 15 at WHYY in Philadelphia

150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins promptly at 7:00pm.
Click here for a recap, including photos, blogs, and tweets.
Moderator reports: Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4

Tuesday, July 30 at Middle Township High School in Cape May Courthouse

Middle Township High School
300 East Atlantic Avenue, Cape May Courthouse, NJ
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Monday, August 5 at Cape Atlantic College in Mays Landing

Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, August 27 at St. Francis
Community Center in Long Beach Island Township

St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Island Township, NJ 
Doors open at 12:00pm. Event begins promptly at 12:30pm.


Tuesday, August 27 at the Tuckerton Seaport Museum in Tuckerton

Tuckerton Seaport Museum
120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Join the Conversation

Follow the conversation and share your thoughts with PPCE on Facebook and Twitter. We'll be sharing updates, interesting comments and ideas from the forums, and more!

PPCE on Twitter: @PennCivic

PPCE on Facebook:

For more Information, Contact:

Dr. Harris Sokoloff, Director
(215) 898-7371

Linda Breitstein, Project Manager


This project is a collaboration of WHYY/Newsworks and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, and was made possible by generous funding from The New Jersey Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey.