Cooperating with Nature: Confronting Natural Hazards with Land Use Planning for Sustainable Communities - Natural Hazards and Disasters: Reducing Loss and Building Sustainability in a Hazardous World: A Series (Hardback)National Academy of Sciences, Joseph Henry Press, Raymond J. Burby
Hardback Published: 09/07/1998
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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 use and sustainability have been ignored in devising public policies to deal with natural hazards. They lay out a vision of sustainability, concrete suggestions for policy reform, and procedures for planning. The book chronicles the long evolution of land-use planning and identifies key components of sustainable planning for hazards. Stressing the importance of balance in land use, the authors offer principles and specific reforms for achieving their visions of sustainability.
Publisher: National Academies Press