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Planning Lessons from Sandy: Climate Change a Reality, Adjustments Needed

Patch: Climate change is a reality, experts say. Following Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Jersey Shore, property owners will have to make some tough decisions about how, and if, they should rebuild. For those willing to stick it out, the only option is to build smarter and build up, some say. Here, two professionals, one an architect, one a hazard mitigation specialist, talk about the reality of climate change, and the future of building along the coast.