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Coastal Resilience and Climate Adaptation Planning

Title: Coastal Resilience and Climate Adaptation Planning.
Name(s): Cannon, Dale S., author
Urban and Regional Planning
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: For people all over the planet, sea level rise is accelerating and is impacting Floridians directly. Due to the accelerated melting of ice as well as the warming of the ocean, sea level is estimated to rise to significantly damaging levels by the year 2100. Cities such as Miami already suffer from flooding after a mere 6-inch tidal rise. Consequently, local communities must plan alternative strategies and policies to mitigate damage from sea level rise. The U.S. federal government has the financial ability to respond but not the jurisdictional ability to develop on or regulate state-owned or private land. The White House has produced documents like the Presidentâ ’s Climate Action Plan, and other agencies have produced climate change adaptation plans. These encourage local governments to carry out adaptations but do not provide specific strategies. The impacts of climate change will be felt at local levels and many adaptation strategies depend on effective land use and infrastructure management, which are activities undertaken by local governments. Local communities have responded with various climate adaptations and documents, including vulnerability assessments, comprehensive plans, and land use regulations. Through these, Dr. Butler and I are exploring how communities in Florida are responding to the effects of climate change through climate adaptation strategies.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0008 (IID)
Keywords: urban planning, regional planning, Florida, sea level
Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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Cannon, D. S. (2015). Coastal Resilience and Climate Adaptation Planning. Retrieved from