Planning for Coastal Resilience: Best Practices for Calamitous Times

Island Press #ad - Resilience goes beyond reactive steps to prevent or handle a disaster. It takes a holistic approach to what makes a community resilient, including such factors as social capital and sense of place. Used book in Good Condition. After defining and explaining coastal resilience, Beatley focuses on what it means in practice.

Coastal communities, and “resilience profiles” of six North American communities, to suggest best practices and to propose guidelines for increasing resilience in threatened communities. In the U. S. More than 50% of the population inhabits coastal areas. In this timely book, he writes that coastal resilience must become the primary design and planning principle to guide all future development and all future infrastructure decisions.

Planning for Coastal Resilience: Best Practices for Calamitous Times #ad - Resilience, decentralized kinds of energy, is a profoundly new way of viewing coastal infrastructure―an approach that values smaller, water, Beatley explains, and transport more suited to the serious physical conditions coastal communities will likely face. Implicit in the notion is an emphasis on taking steps to build adaptive capacity, to be ready ahead of a crisis or disaster.

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and magnitude of coastal storms around the globe, and the anticipated rise of sea levels will have enormous impact on fragile and vulnerable coastal regions. Beatley provides case studies of five U.


Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Columbia University Press #ad - Federal coastal management policies. This big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we must take now to remove vulnerable populations. The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam.

Because of sea-level rise, creating vast, major storms will inundate areas farther inland and will lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, irreversible pollution by decimating landfills and toxic-waste sites. Aware of the overwhelming social, they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, political, including toxic-waste sites.

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change #ad - . By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground. Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost.

The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for reforming U. S.


Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge

University of California Press #ad - Can environmental impacts be reduced or mitigated and can coastal regions adapt to natural hazards?  Coasts in Crisis is a comprehensive assessment of the impacts that the human population is having on the coastal zone globally and the diverse ways in which coastal hazards impact human settlement and development.

Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge #ad - . Gary griggs provides a concise overview of the individual hazards, risks, and issues threatening the coastal zone. Coastal regions around the world have become increasingly crowded, intensively developed, and severely exploited. These massive concentrations of people expose often-fragile coastal environments to the runoff and pollution from municipal, industrial, and agricultural sources as well as the impacts of resource exploitation and a wide range of other human impacts.

Hundreds of millions of people living in these low-lying areas are subject to short-term coastal hazards such as cyclones, hurricanes, and destruction due to El Niño, and are also exposed to the long-term threat of global sea-level rise.


Structures of Coastal Resilience

Island Press #ad - But what are alternative approaches for designers and planners facing the significant challenge of strengthening their communities to adapt to uncertain climate futures? Authors Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, Guy Nordenson, and Julia Chapman have been at the forefront of research on new approaches to effective coastal resilience planning for over a decade.

It offers insights into new approaches to design, engineering, and planning, envisioning adaptive and resilient futures for coastal areas. They also draw lessons for coastal planning from approaches more commonly applied to fire and seismic engineering. They encourage more creative design techniques at the beginning of the planning process, and offer examples of innovative work incorporating flexible natural systems into traditional infrastructure.

In the face of sea level rise and an increased risk of flooding from storm surge, sea walls, we must become less dependent on traditional approaches to flood control that have relied on levees, and other forms of hard infrastructure. This book is for anyone grappling with the immense questions of how to prepare communities to flourish despite unprecedented climate impacts.

Structures of Coastal Resilience #ad - Structures of coastal Resilience presents new strategies for creative and collaborative approaches to coastal planning for climate change. In structures of coastal resilience, they reimagine how coastal planning might better serve communities grappling with a future of uncertain environmental change. This is essential, because storms, sea level rise, they argue, and other conditions of coastal change will incorporate higher degrees of uncertainty—which have traditionally been part of planning for wildfires and earthquakes, but not floods or storms.


Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Island Press #ad - In 2017, harvey flooded Houston. These strategies are organized into four categories: hard protect, store, soft protect, and retreat. With the right solutions, sea-level rise can become an opportunity to improve our urban areas and landscapes, Al shows, rather than a threat to our communities.    . Today in miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the streets in low-lying areas.

The first part of the book looks at the challenges for cities that have historically faced sea-level rise and flooding issues, and their response in resiliency through urban design. In 2012, hurricane sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. The benefits and challenges of each strategy are outlined and highlighted by a case study showing where that strategy has been applied.

He presents diverse case studies from New Orleans to Ho Chi Minh to Rotterdam, and draws best practices and urban design typologies for the second part of the book. Part two is a graphic catalogue of best-practices or resilience strategies. Any professional or policymaker in coastal areas seeking to protect their communities from the effects of climate change should start with this book.

Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies #ad - For the first time, the possible infrastructure solutions are brought together in a clear and easy-to-read format. But overwhelming scientific consensus says they are actually the result of human-induced climate change and irresponsible construction inside floodplains. These types of events are typically called natural disasters.


Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

Island Press #ad - In planning for community Resilience the authors describe an inclusive process for creating disaster-resilient communities. Communities can reduce their vulnerability to disaster by becoming more resilient—to not only bounce back more readily from disasters but to grow stronger, more socially cohesive, and more environmentally responsible.

By bringing together natural hazards planning and community planning to consider vulnerabilities, more resilient and equitable communities are achievable. How can we plan and design stronger communities? From New Orleans to Galveston to the Jersey Shore, communities struck by natural disasters struggle to recover long after the first responders have left.

Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters #ad - To be truly resilient, disaster preparation and response must consider all populations in the community. This handbook guides any community through the process of determining their level of hazard exposure, physical vulnerability, and social vulnerability with the goal of determining the best planning strategy.

Planning for community resilience will be invaluable to professionals working to protect their community from disturbance, natural hazard managers, floodplain managers, local business leaders, elected officials, including city planners, planning commissioners, and citizen organizers. These catastrophes are increasing in number as well as in magnitude, causing greater damage as we experience rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.

Based on their recovery work after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, they developed a process that relies on the Disaster Impacts Model. Globally, the average annual number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980 .


The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Back Bay Books #ad - Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The water will come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean.

. An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before the sand itself disappears. Jennifer senior, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, new york times a new york times critics' top Book of 2017One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, from our most vibrant, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages.

From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster.

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World #ad - By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.


Environmental Planning Handbook

Routledge #ad - Environmental Planning Handbook #ad - American Planning Association. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, the environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now.

Environmental protection is a global issue. It’s essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.


Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

Island Press #ad - Rather than just providing another checklist of new energy sources or one dimensional land use alternatives, he combines them into comprehensive national growth scenarios for 2050 and documents their potential impacts. In this groundbreaking new work, he shows how such regionally scaled urbanism can be combined with green technology to achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but other critical economies and lifestyle benefits.

Peter calthorpe shows us what is possible using real world examples of innovative design strategies and forward-thinking policies that are already changing the way we live. Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain. But calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change.

In so doing he powerfully demonstrates that it will take an integrated approach of land use transformation, policy changes, and innovative technology to transition to a low carbon economy. To accomplish this calthorpe synthesizes thirty years of experience, starting with his ground breaking work in sustainable community design in the 1980s following through to his current leadership in transit-oriented design, regional planning, and land use policy.

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change #ad - The book, enhanced by its superb four-color graphics, is a call to action and a road map for moving forward. This provocative and engaging work emerges from Calthorpe’s belief that, economy and environment, just as the last fifty years produced massive changes in our culture, the next fifty will generate changes of an even more profound nature.

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Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

University Press of Mississippi #ad - Burley collects here. During interviews taken just before the 2005 hurricanes, they send out a plea to alleviate the damage. American Planning Association. For them hurricanes are but exclamation points in an incessant loss of coastal land now estimated to occur at a rate of at least twenty-four square miles per year.

In losing ground, coastal Louisianans communicate the significance of place and environment. Burley updates many of his subjects' narratives to reveal what has happened in the wake of the back-to-back disasters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They speak with an urgency that exemplifies a fear of losing not just property and familiar surroundings, but their identity as well.

Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana #ad - People along louisiana's southeastern coast hold a deep attachment to place, and this shows in the urgency of the narratives David M. The meanings that residents attribute to coastal land loss reflect a tenuous and uprooted sense of self. The process of coastal land loss and all of its social components, from the familial to the political, impacts these residents' concepts of history and the future.

Used book in Good Condition. What is it like to lose your front porch to the ocean? To watch saltwater destroy your favorite fishing holes? To see playgrounds and churches subside and succumb to brackish and rising water? The residents of coastal Louisiana know.


Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World

Island Press #ad - It is an engaging and important work for anyone interested in managing risk in a complex world. Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. Used book in Good Condition. Island Press. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency.

Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new approach to managing resources. It is an engaging and important work for anyone interested in managing risk in a complex world. It explains why greater efficiency by itself cannot solve resource problems and offers a constructive alternative that opens up options rather than closing them down.

In resilience thinking, scientist Brian Walker and science writer David Salt present an accessible introduction to the emerging paradigm of resilience. The book arose out of appeals from colleagues in science and industry for a plainly written account of what resilience is all about and how a resilience approach differs from current practices.

Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World #ad - American Planning Association. It embraces human and natural systems as complex entities continually adapting through cycles of change, and seeks to understand the qualities of a system that must be maintained or enhanced in order to achieve sustainability. It embraces human and natural systems as complex entities continually adapting through cycles of change, and seeks to understand the qualities of a system that must be maintained or enhanced in order to achieve sustainability.