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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Central, LA

Central, LA

After incorporating in the spring of 2005, the city of Central began a comprehensive planning process to guide development in the fledgling community. The Master Plan reflects the community’s goals and incorporates Smart Growth Principles to establish a future land use map, which will help shape the City’s physical, economic, and social form.

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Walker, LA

Walker, LA

In 2011, the City of Walker began its first master planning process, despite being an incorporated municipality since 1909. “Blueprint of a City” establishes priorities for the City of Walker based on the concerns of residents, businesses, civic groups, and public officials, developing a 20-year plan for sustainable and resilient growth.

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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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Church Point, LA

Church Point, LA

The people of Church Point value living in a safe and attractive community with a strong economic base. The Church Point Comprehensive Long-Range Resiliency Plan guides future development in the town through Smart Growth planning principals, zoning code updates, flood mitigation, and strategies for economic development and crime prevention.

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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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Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Stormwater runoff from the city is a major contributor of pollutants to the San Lorenzo River and Monterrey Bay.  In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State of California, the San Lorenzo River Flood Control Project was created to control stormwater and reduce flooding.

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Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee has taken the initiative to mitigate urban flooding due to rainfall through the use of green infrastructure. The city took a low impact approach by implementing measures that would capture water before it entered the combined sewer system, thus relieving pressure on an over-taxed system.

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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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