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Making Plans that Matter: Citizen Involvement and Government Action
Abstract Plans that are, as the cliché goes, “dead on arrival” and languish on local government shelves long have contributed to skepticism about the value of comprehensive plans. In this article, I
Hurricane Katrina and the Paradoxes of Government Disaster Policy: Bringing About Wise Governmental Decisions for Hazardous Areas
The unprecedented losses from Hurricane Katrina can be explained by two paradoxes. The safe development paradox is that in trying to make hazardous areas safer, the federal government in fact
Mandating Citizen Participation in Plan Making: Six Strategic Planning Choices
Abstract In addition to requiring that local governments plan for and manage urban development, state growth management laws require that citizens be given an opportunity to participate in the local
Flood insurance and floodplain management: the US experience
Abstract With over six million buildings located within the boundaries of the 100-yr floodplain, flood losses across the United States are widespread (88% of US counties experienced at least one
Cooperating with nature : confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities
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
Public Participation in Natural Hazard Mitigation Policy Formation: Challenges for Comprehensive Planning
Democratic theory holds that active participation in governmental planning and decision making is critical to furthering the public interest. As a result, public participation in urban planning in
Unleashing the Power of Planning to Create Disaster-Resistant Communities
Abstract Artist Vita Marie Lovett's art quilt Toto, I've a Feeling We're Not in Miami Anymore includes debris found in her south Florida yard after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1994. She describes it
The Effects of Confidence in Government and Information on Perceived and Actual Preparedness for Disasters
This research examines perceived and actual preparedness for two types of natural hazard risks: earthquakes in the Los Angeles County area and hurricanes within the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Making Governments Plan: State Experiments in Managing Land Use
"The message of this book is one of cautious optimism. New challenges to planning are coming forth...These have caused some state legislatures to be reluctant to create or strengthen
Creating Hazard Resilient Communities through Land-Use Planning
The Second National Assessment on Natural and Related Technological Hazards calls land-use planning the single most promising approach for bringing about sustainable hazard mitigation. This article