Cooperating with Nature: Confronting Natural Hazards with Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Communities

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Joseph Henry Press, Jul 9, 1998 - Science - 366 pages

This volume focuses on the breakdown in sustainability‚€"the capacity of the planet to provide quality of life now and in the future‚€"that is signaled by disaster. The authors bring to light why land use and sustainability have been ignored in devising public policies to deal with natural hazards. They lay out a vision of sustainability, concrete suggestions for policy reform, and procedures for planning. The book chronicles the long evolution of land-use planning and identifies key components of sustainable planning for hazards. Stressing the importance of balance in land use, the authors offer principles and specific reforms for achieving their visions of sustainability.

 

Contents

An Introduction
1
CHAPTER TWO Planning and Land Use Adjustments in Historical Perspective
29
CHAPTER THREE Governing Land Use in Hazardous Areas with a Patchwork System
57
CHAPTER FOUR Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Local Land Use Planning
85
The Factual Basis for Planning and Mitigation
119
CHAPTER SIX Managing Land Use to Build Resilience
167
Evolving Partnerships in Hazard Mitigation
203
CHAPTER EIGHT The Vision of Sustainable Communities
233
CHAPTER NINE Policies for Sustainable Land Use
263
APPENDIX Annotated Bibliography of Selected Research
293
Bibliography
307
Index
337
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