Like land use planning, community resilience begins at the local level. How does the community envision itself in 20, 40, 50 years? Who lives here in the future? What type of businesses does the community want to attract? What are the existing identified challenges? What might be future challenges? The answers to all these questions and more help local communities develop a comprehensive approach for the future, and in doing so, improve the resilience of the community as a whole.

Land use planning is one way that local communities can achieve greater resilience. The tools included in this report represent broad categories of land use issues that local communities may encounter and provide resources for developing resilient land use policies in a variety of areas. As acknowledged by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s Governors’ Action Plan II, sustainable coastal development is an essential component of strengthening and enhancing the long-term health of our coastal communities.  See PDF for more information.

Project Contact:
Rhonda Price

Get the document Resilient Coastal Development through Land Use Planning