Sustainable coastal communities in the age of coastal storms: Reconceptualising coastal planning as ‘new’ naval architecture

  title={Sustainable coastal communities in the age of coastal storms: Reconceptualising coastal planning as ‘new’ naval architecture},
  author={Bruce C. Glavovic},
  journal={Journal of Coastal Conservation},
  • B. Glavovic
  • Published 19 December 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Coastal Conservation
Hurricanes devastated the Gulf coast of the USA in 2005. Hurricane Katrina, in particular, highlighted the compelling need to build more sustainable and hazard-resilient communities. Much can be learned from recovery efforts to rebuild the Gulf coast. Personal observations and interviews with planners, academics and others involved in recovery efforts inform this analysis, which focuses on New Orleans. A conceptual framework is developed and principles and operational imperatives outlined to… 

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