Jeanne Herb, Executive Director, Environmental Analysis & Communications Group, Rutgers University
Effective coastal management takes us all
Live from the Social Coast Forum 2020, Peter Ravella, Tyler Buckingham, and Bill O'Beirne sit down with Jeanne Herb, the Executive Director of the Environmental Analysis & Communications Group, at the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Coastal management is people management and, as Jeanne explains, it is critical to incorporate strong community engagement and collaboration themes into the process of climate change response if we are to succeed.
Jeanne leads applied research projects related to environmental sustainability and policy, health equity, and climate change. She works closely with state and local decision-makers, communities, and non-governmental organizations to implement evidence-based best practices. Jeanne co-facilitates several academically hosted multidisciplinary initiatives that are designed to integrate science and evidence-informed best practices into planning, policy and decision-making: the award-winning New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative, and the Coastal Risk and Resilience Initiative.