Building a Place for History
Allen Kratz is the principal of Resilience Works, LLC, a firm that helps communities identify funding to adapt their built environment to the effects of climate change. His specialty is helping communities address sea level rise, coastal storm surge and rain-event flooding. As president of the Hoboken Public Library’s board of trustees, he oversaw dry-floodproofing of the library’s 1897 National Register main building. He served on the board of the New Jersey Historic Trust and Hoboken Preservation Commission. Recognizing climate change, he advocates updating the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with four new policies: resist, relocate, relinquish and remember.