In light of recent disasters in various cities around the world, I thought I'd raise the topic for a general discussion.
- How should disaster resilience be integrated into the development of comprehensive masterplans? As a separate element of the comp plan? As a theme throughout comp plan elements? As a core objective of land-use planning (integrated into core zoning)? Part of your climate adaptation framework if you have one? Not in the plan at all, but you took FEMA's money to prep a separate multi-hazard risk assessment report that is in no way integrated with your comp plan? No plan at all?
- How does your city or agency do it?
- What disaster types do you consider?
- What type of assessment and analysis should planners do?
- Where do you get your data from?
- How do you know if existing, future and zoned land-use responds to disaster risks such as flood plains, storm surge limits, earthquake fault lines, etc, etc?
- What changes in the process are necessary?