Flooding poses a considerable threat to the well-being of coastal cities and towns. Most coastal communities are well-acquainted with the flood risks from the array of potential tropical disturbances, less impactful but more frequent coastal storm events, and increasingly common nuisance flooding due to rainstorms and high and king tides.
This issue of Zoning Practice will summarizes the spectrum of risk coastal flooding poses to cities, discusses zoning and land-use approaches that can help communities to adapt, and highlights relevant zoning reform efforts in Mandeville, Louisiana; Norfolk, Virginia; and New York City.
About the Author
Joseph DeAngelis, AICP