Land Use Planning and Its Potential to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability: Current Practices and Future Possibilities

The environmental, economic, and social impacts of recent hurricanes have demonstrated increased vulnerability to natural hazards such as severe coastal storms because of the concentration of infrastructure and people along the nation's coastline. Public officials' and planners' attempts to use land development-based approaches to increase resilience have been challenged by stakeholder interests and competing policy objectives. The authors discuss primary land use tools for coastal development management and typical hazard mitigation approaches, and address an interdisciplinary approach to needed sustainable coastal development patterns for advancing resiliency.


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  • Accession Number: 01047300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 9:19AM