Since Superstorm Sandy, the most popular buzz-words among planners and municipal officials are "resiliency" and "green infrastructure," said Lisa Auermuller as she opened Tuesday’s conference focused on those very words, held at the Jacque Cousteau Estuarine Research Reserve Education Center in Tuckerton. Planners, officials and concerned citizens from as far away as Staten Island and as close as Tuckerton came, hoping to "make a better world, even if global warming is a hoax," to paraphrase a popular joke… Green infrastructure can be many things. It can be creating green spaces, new storm water practices and rules, building a rain garden, collecting water in a rain barrel or mitigating wetlands and shorelines with oyster reefs or coconut-fiber wave barriers… Chris Obropta from Rutgers University’s Water Resources Program and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension discussed green infrastructure in the urban landscape. He said it was his job to help people solve problems as cheaply as possible.
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