Scott, LA

Scott, LA

In 2011, the City of Scott began work on its first formal comprehensive plan, Scott 2032. The plan strives to make Scott more resilient to flooding risks, while also laying the groundwork for land use planning, economic development, historic preservation, and recreation and transportation improvements in the city.

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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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Rahway, NJ

Rahway, NJ

In the early 2000s, the City of Rahway, New Jersey, created a small park for floodplain restoration which proved effective in reducing property loss and restoring ecosystem functions. The success of this project prompted the creation of a greenway master plan and built public support for a broad range of sustainability-minded initiatives in the city.

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Onion Creek, TX

Onion Creek, TX

Onion Creek flows from Hays County, Texas into Travis County where it meets the Colorado River east of Austin. It experiences frequent flooding, and the Onion Creek Greenway Plan serves to protect stream corridors and floodplains while simultaneously using these areas for recreation.

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