Planning for Coastal Resilience Best Practices for Calamitous Times

ISBN-10: 1597265624

ISBN-13: 9781597265621

Edition: 2009

Authors: Timothy Beatley

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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. In the U.S., more than 50% of the population inhabits coastal areas. InPlanning for Coastal Resilience, Tim Beatley argues that, in the face of such threats, all future coastal planning and management must reflect a commitment to the concept of resilience. 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. Resilience, Beatley explains, is a profoundly new way of viewing coastal infrastructurean approach that values smaller, decentralized kinds of energy, water, 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. It is anticipatory, conscious, and intentional in its outlook. After defining and explaining coastal resilience, Beatley focuses on what it means in practice. 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. Beatley provides case studies of five U.S. coastal communities, and "resilience profiles" of six North American communities, to suggest best practices and to propose guidelines for increasing resilience in threatened communities.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Climate Change and Coastal Resilience
Coastal Resilience: Background and Vulnerability
Coastal Resilience: What Is It?
The Vulnerability of Coastal Communities
Approaches to Planning for Coastal Resilience
Coastal Resilience: Key Planning Dimensions
Barriers to Coastal Resilience
Understanding the Political Setting and Context
Principles of Coastal Resilience
Tools and Techniques for Enhancing and Strengthening Coastal Resilience
Best Practices in Planning for Coastal Resilience
Worcester County, Maryland
Cannon Beach and the Northwest Oregon Coast
Palm Beach County, Florida
Charleston County, South Carolina
New Orleans, Louisiana, and Resilience after Katrina
Brief Coastal Resilience Profiles
La Plata, Maryland: Rebuilding after a Devastating Tornado
The Villages at Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur: A Model of a New, Resilient, and Sustainable Coastal Town
Kinston, North Carolina: Sustainable Redevelopment and Green Infrastructure
Solara: Solar-Powered Affordable Housing in San Diego County, California
Maui County, Hawaii: Resilient Island Paradise
Noisette, North Charleston, South Carolina: Large-Scale Coastal Redevelopment with Resilience and Sustainability at the Core
Conclusion: The Promise of Coastal Resilience
Passive Survivability: A Checklist for Action
References
Index
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