South Ironbound Resiliency Action Plan – Newark, New Jersey
The South Ironbound Resiliency Action Plan lays out resiliency goals for a portion of the Ironbound neighborhood in the East Ward of Newark, New Jersey called South Ironbound, that will inform funding priorities and inform longer term climate mitigation and adaptation goals. The neighborhood is prone to flooding due to sewer back-ups, heavy rain storms, and storm surge. The report is organized into strategic components related to resilience. For each strategy, there is an in-depth review of major actions and implementation considerations.
The plan is the product of a joint effort between the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) and volunteer planners from the Community Planning Assistance Program of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. ICC has a long history in the neighborhood of fighting for environmental justice in collaboration with the residents. The Action Plan explains that future climate resiliency strategies will be driven by a Community Advisory Board made up of South Ironbound residents, small business owners, and other stakeholders. This group will monitor and guide the adoption of this plan through participatory exercises that will engage the wider community.
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