Strengthening coastal planning : how coastal regions could benefit from Louisiana's planning and analysis framework / David G. Groves, [and others].

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Santa Monica, California ; Washington, District of Columbia : RAND Corporation, 2014.
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Planning -- Technique.
Coastal zone management -- Louisiana.
Coastal engineering -- United States -- Planning.
Shore protection -- United States -- Planning.
Electronic books.
This report highlights RAND's contributions to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's Master Plan. Its purpose is to help policymakers in other coastal regions understand the value of a solid technical foundation to support decisionmaking on strategies to reduce flood risk, rebuild or restore coastal environments, and increase the resilience of developed coastal regions.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One: Introduction; Forces at Work on the Louisiana Coast; A Modified River Runs Through It; Business as Usual Will Not Halt the Land Loss; The Risk of Coastal Flooding Is Rising; Economic and Social Implications of a Coast at Risk; Challenges in Creating a Master Plan; Diverse Range and Large Number of Possible Solutions; The Future Is Uncertain; A Diverse Region Seeking Different and Sometimes Conflicting Outcomes; Need for Coordination Across Jurisdictions
Evolution of the Master Planning ProcessChapter Two: Analytical Support for the Development of Louisiana's 50-Year Comprehensive Plan; New Analytical Capabilities Informed the Planning Framework; Accounting for Deep Uncertainty Using Scenarios; Systems Models, CLARA, and Innovative Flood Risk Modeling; The Planning Tool and Innovative Decisionmaking; Supporting CPRA Decisionmaking with Analysis; Chapter Three: Using the Planning Tool to Support the Development of a Comprehensive Plan for Louisiana; Planning Tool Analysis Supported Deliberations; Comparing Projects on an Even Playing Field
Determining How To Allocate Funds Across Project TypesStriking a Balance Between Near-Term and Long-Term Outcomes; Balancing Among Different Planning Objectives; Ensuring Robustness for the Uncertain Future; Louisiana's 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast; Next Steps for Louisiana; Chapter Four: Reducing Coastal Risk Through Integrated Planning; Growing Vulnerability of Coastal Regions; Costs of Coastal Flooding; Strengthening Coastal Resilience Requires a Comprehensive Planning Process; Coastal Risks Are Increasing, but in Uncertain Ways
There Are Many Different Types of Strategies to Consider to Reduce Risks and Restore Coastal LandscapesSolutions Will Be Implemented by Local, Regional, State, and Federal Agencies; Principles for Integrated Coastal Planning; Public Participation Is Essential Throughout the Planning Process; Technical Analysis Is Meant to Inform Deliberations and Value Judgments by Decisionmakers; A Sustainable Long-Term Strategy Must Be Robust and Adaptive; Building on Louisiana's Planning Experience; Appendix: A Brief Description of Robust Decision Making; References
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Groves, David G., author.
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