Disaster Mitigation Through Land Use Strategies

LOSING GROUND: A NATION ON EDGE, John R. Nolon, Daniel B. Rodriguez, eds., 2007

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John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University

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Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The persistent question this book raises is who should decide whether and how to mitigate the damages caused by natural disasters. Our understandable preoccupation with response, recovery, and rebuilding makes it hard to focus on this question as a central, even relevant, one. But it persists, nonetheless. The high-profile “blame game” played following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast is emblematic. In pointing fingers first at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), then at the city of New Orleans, and then at the state of Louisiana, public officials exhibited an appalling lack of understanding of the roles that each sector and level of government should play

Suggested Citation

Nolon, John R., Disaster Mitigation Through Land Use Strategies (2007). LOSING GROUND: A NATION ON EDGE, John R. Nolon, Daniel B. Rodriguez, eds., 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1499338

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