Author: Lucie Aubourg

US hurricane rebuilding rules must adapt to 'era of climate change': expert

Source(s): Agence France Presse


What I'm suggesting is that if we're going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars building these communities back, we need to require communities to adopt higher codes and standards.


You'll also have builders and the saying, "We should limit those kinds of regulations, as we need to quickly rebuild."


A really simple way to think about it is "where" and "how" you build in relation to , including those exacerbated by change.

The "how" include elevating structures, more stringent standards for wind performance, like better roof shingles, hardening our infrastructure—communication systems, bridges, roads, levees... We can also do this by protecting like dunes and wetlands.

The "where" is what we would often refer to as land use planning.


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