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Sustainability and Resiliency

Sustainability, resiliency, and the effects of climate change are inextricably linked. As an urban coastal city, Hoboken is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which will continue to threaten quality of life for Hoboken residents. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions will bring rising sea levels, more frequent and intense storm events, higher temperatures, and longer heat waves. Storms that bring flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy could happen every five years by 2030.

Hoboken has not, and will not, wait for another devastating storm event to take action to reduce the impacts of climate change and secure a sustainable future for our community.

The City’s strategic approach to climate adaptation and mitigation is outlined in the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element (“Sustainability Element”) of the Hoboken Master Plan. 

Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element 

Presentation about the Sustainability Element

The Sustainability Element introduces issues for the City of Hoboken, and recommends a series of goals, strategies, and actions to address each issue. These include:

Coastal Flood Mitigation

Stormwater Flood Mitigation

Drinking Water

Energy and Communications

Land Use and Green Building Design

Transportation and Parking

Natural Resources

Waste Management

The City of Hoboken has been actively involved in sustainability efforts for nearly a decade, achieving Bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, in 2011 and Silver certification in 2017.

Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines

Sustainability Element of the Master Plan

Sustainability, resiliency, and the effects of climate change are inextricably linked. Five years after Hurricane Sandy inundated Hoboken with nearly 500 million gallons of storm surge, the City along with state and federal partners have made significant resiliency investments to ensure the future sustainability of our City. However, the effects of climate change continue to threaten quality of life for Hoboken residents. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions will bring rising sea levels, more frequent and intense storm events, higher temperatures, and longer heat waves. As an urban coastal city, Hoboken is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which threaten the health of our residents, economy, natural resources, and infrastructure. Storms that bring flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy could happen every five years by 2030. Hoboken has not, and will not, wait for another devastating storm event to take action to reduce the impacts of climate change and secure a sustainable future for our community.

The City of Hoboken has been actively involved in sustainability efforts for nearly a decade, achieving Bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, in 2011 and Silver certification in 2017. Sustainability has been promoted through several recent and current efforts that address climate adaptation, flood mitigation, public and environmental health, Green Building, and non-vehicular transportation. The Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element (“Sustainability Element”) discusses these efforts and outlines goals, strategies, and actions to make Hoboken a more sustainable and resilient City.

Click here to review the Final Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-13, the Planning Board of the City of Hoboken held a public hearing on the adoption of the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element of the Hoboken Master Plan, the Board recommended some changes and adopted the Sustainability Element. The adopting resolution notes the changes.

Click here to review the Planning Board resolution adopting the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element.

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Sustainability and Resiliency

Sustainability, resiliency, and the effects of climate change are inextricably linked. As an urban coastal city, Hoboken is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which will continue to threaten quality of life for Hoboken residents. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions will bring rising sea levels, more frequent and intense storm events, higher temperatures, and longer heat waves. Storms that bring flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy could happen every five years by 2030.

Hoboken has not, and will not, wait for another devastating storm event to take action to reduce the impacts of climate change and secure a sustainable future for our community.

The City’s strategic approach to climate adaptation and mitigation is outlined in the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element (“Sustainability Element”) of the Hoboken Master Plan. 

Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element 

Presentation about the Sustainability Element

The Sustainability Element introduces issues for the City of Hoboken, and recommends a series of goals, strategies, and actions to address each issue. These include:

Coastal Flood Mitigation

Stormwater Flood Mitigation

Drinking Water

Energy and Communications

Land Use and Green Building Design

Transportation and Parking

Natural Resources

Waste Management

The City of Hoboken has been actively involved in sustainability efforts for nearly a decade, achieving Bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, in 2011 and Silver certification in 2017.

Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines

Sustainability Element of the Master Plan

Sustainability, resiliency, and the effects of climate change are inextricably linked. Five years after Hurricane Sandy inundated Hoboken with nearly 500 million gallons of storm surge, the City along with state and federal partners have made significant resiliency investments to ensure the future sustainability of our City. However, the effects of climate change continue to threaten quality of life for Hoboken residents. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions will bring rising sea levels, more frequent and intense storm events, higher temperatures, and longer heat waves. As an urban coastal city, Hoboken is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which threaten the health of our residents, economy, natural resources, and infrastructure. Storms that bring flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy could happen every five years by 2030. Hoboken has not, and will not, wait for another devastating storm event to take action to reduce the impacts of climate change and secure a sustainable future for our community.

The City of Hoboken has been actively involved in sustainability efforts for nearly a decade, achieving Bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, in 2011 and Silver certification in 2017. Sustainability has been promoted through several recent and current efforts that address climate adaptation, flood mitigation, public and environmental health, Green Building, and non-vehicular transportation. The Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element (“Sustainability Element”) discusses these efforts and outlines goals, strategies, and actions to make Hoboken a more sustainable and resilient City.

Click here to review the Final Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-13, the Planning Board of the City of Hoboken held a public hearing on the adoption of the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element of the Hoboken Master Plan, the Board recommended some changes and adopted the Sustainability Element. The adopting resolution notes the changes.

Click here to review the Planning Board resolution adopting the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element.

knowledge base: faqs



Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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