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Sustainability at the Edge: The Opportunity and Responsibility of Local Governments to Most Effectively Plan for Natural Disaster Mitigation


Patricia Salkin


Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

July 8, 2008

Environmental Law Report, Vol. 38, p. 10158, March 2008

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The traditional link between disaster mitigation and local land use planning was highlighted by the Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) of 2000, which emphasizes the need for mitigation coordination among state and local entities. This article looks at the role of local governments in natural disaster mitigation, specifically, how local governments may use traditional land use powers, such as the police power, to protect against disasters. The paper cites DMA provisions that offer financial incentives to states that work with local governments to plan for growth and disasters; and sets forth case studies to illustrate how states can create vertical links among federal,state, and local entities to coordinate disaster mitigation strategies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness, environmental law, land use law

JEL Classification: K32, R52

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Date posted: July 9, 2008  

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Salkin, Patricia, Sustainability at the Edge: The Opportunity and Responsibility of Local Governments to Most Effectively Plan for Natural Disaster Mitigation (July 8, 2008). Environmental Law Report, Vol. 38, p. 10158, March 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1157153

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Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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