Hammond, LA

Hammond, LA

In June 2011, Hammond adopted the Hammond Comprehensive Master Plan, which established a collective vision and set of policies to direct future development in the city. The plan balances quality of life concerns and economic opportunities, while promoting sustainable and responsible land use and development decisions.

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St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish

With a focus of reducing the risk of damage from disasters and promoting high standards of development, the St. Mary Parish has developed a Unified Development Code. This new code incorporates Smart Growth principles and floodplain management to better prepare the parish, its communities, and landscapes for natural disasters as well as development pressures.

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Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish

Compelled by the destruction of its wetlands and resulting population migration, Terrebonne Parish, located on the southeastern coast of Louisiana, updated its Comprehensive Master Plan to incorporate resilience. Terrebonne Parish and its largest city, Houma, together form a consolidated city-parish government.

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Hillsborough, FL

Hillsborough, FL

The Hillsborough County Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan focuses on providing long-term sustainable development strategies for rebuilding communities following a natural disaster. The plan addresses the wide variety of issues affected by disasters, such as land use, housing, infrastructure, economic development and environmental restoration

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Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, OK

For the last three decades, Tulsa, OK has been utilizing a comprehensive floodplain management strategy, which allowed the city to shift from a reactive approach to flooding problems to a proactive one. The city has regularly reevaluated successes and failures of the program, incorporating lessons into subsequent policy cycles, within the framework of a supportive organizational and community environment.

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