Blocks of resilience

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). 2015. National flood programs and policies in review – 2015. Madison, WI: ASFPM. Paper available online here (pdf)

Adger, W. N., T, P. Hughes, C. Folke, S. R. Carpenter, J. Rockström. 2005. Social- Ecological Resilience to Coastal Disasters. Science 12 August 2005:Vol. 309. no. 5737, pp.1036 – 1039.  Paper available online here

Allenby, B., and J. Fink. 2005. Toward inherently secure and resilient cities. Science.309:1034-1036. Paper available online here

Berke, P.R. and Campanella, T.J. 2006. Planning for Postdisaster Resiliency. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.604:192-207. Abstract available online here

Boose, E. R., D. R. Foster, and  M. Fluet. 1994. Hurricane Impacts to Tropical and Temperate Forest Landscapes. Ecological Monographs  64:369-400. Paper available online here

Brody, S.D., Zahran, S., Highfield, Wesley E., Grover, H., Vedlitz, A. 2008. Identifying the Impact of the Built Environment on Flood Damage in Texas. Disasters. 32(1):1-18.  Paper available online here

Brody, S.R., Godschalk, D.R., and R.J. Burby. 2003. Mandating citizen participation in plan making: Six strategic planning choices. Journal of the American Planning Association.69:245-264. Paper available online here

Brown, S.C., and P. L. M. Veneman. 2001. Effectiveness of compensatory wetland mitigation in Massachusetts., USA. Wetlands 21:508-518. Abstract available online here

Burby, R.J. 1998. Policies for sustainable land use. pp 1-26, In: Burby, R.J, ed. Cooperating with nature. Confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities. John Henry Press. Washington, D.C. Book available here

Burby, R.J. 2006. Hurricane Katrina and the Paradoxes of Government Disaster Policy: Bringing about wise governmental decisions for hazardous areas. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.604(1):171-191. Paper available online here

Burkett, V., J.O. Codignotto, D.L. Forbes, N. Mimura, R.J. Beamish, V. Ittekkot. 2001. Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems. pp 341-379. In:  J. J. McCarthy,  O. F. Canziani,  N. A. Leary, D. J. Dokken, K. S. White, eds. Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Report section available online here

Catlin, R.A. 1997. Land use planning, environmental protection, and growth management: The Florida experience. Ann Arbor Press. Chelsea, MI. Book available here

Conroy, M.M., and P.R. Berke. 2004. What makes a good sustainable development plan? An analysis of factors that influence principles of sustainable development. Environment and Planning A. 36:1381-1396. Paper available online here

Davis, B.C. 2004. Regional planning in the US coastal zone: a comparative analysis of 15 special area plans. Ocean & Coastal Management. 47: 79-94. Abstract available online here

Deyle, R.E., S.P. French, Olshansky, R.B., and R.G. Paterson. 1998. Hazard assessment: The factual basis for planning and mitigation. In: Burby, R.J, ed. Cooperating with nature. Confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities. John Henry Press. Washington, D.C. Book available here

ELI (Environmental Law Institute) 2006. State wetland program evaluation. Phase II. Available for download at:

Florida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Community Planning and the Division of Emergency Management. 2010. Post-disaster redevelopment planning: A guide for Florida Communities.  Retrieved from

Füssell, H-M., R.J.T. Klein. 2006. Climate change vulnerability assessments: An evolution of conceptual thinking. Climate Change 75: 301-329. Paper available online here

Gibeaut, J. C., 2007.  Modeling future coastal wetland transition induced by relative sea-level rise: – Proceedings, Sixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes – Coastal Sediments 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 13-17, 7p. Abstract available online here

Godschalk, D.R., E.J. Kaiser, and P.R. Berke. 1998. Integrating hazard mitigation and local land use planning. pp. 85-118, in Burby, R.J, ed. Cooperating with nature. Confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities. John Henry Press. Washington, D.C. Book available here

Godschalk, D.R. (2002, January). Urban hazard mitigation: Creating resilient cities. Plenary paper presented at the Urban Hazards Forum, John Jay College, City University of New York. Paper available online here

Godschalk, D.R. 2003. Urban hazard mitigation: Creating resilient cities. Natural Hazards Review 4: 136-143. Paper available online here

Gulf Coast Fisheries Management Council, 2004. Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Generic Essential Fish Habitat Amendment to the following fishery management plans of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Paper available online here

Harrald, J.R. 2006. Agility and discipline: Critical success factors for disaster response. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 604:256-272. Abstract available online here

Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). 2002. Showcase state model for disaster resistance and resilience: A guidebook for loss reduction partnerships. IHBS. Tampa, FL. Book available here

IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). 2014. Climate change 2014. 5th Assessment Report. Report available at

International Code Council (ICC). 2015. Wind and flood provisions. International Code Council. Washington, D.C. Read a compilation of flood resistant provisions prepared by FEMA from the 2015 International Building Code here

Jacob, J.S., and R. Lopez. 2006. Higher or lower Density? What gives the best bang for the buck for mitigating the effects of development? [Powerpoint slides]. presented at the American Water Resources Association National GIS Specialty Conference. Houston, TX. May 2006. Retrieved from (note: this will download as a MS Powerpoint file)

Kates, R.W., C.E. Colton, S. Laska, and S.P. Leatherman. 2006. Reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: A research perspective. Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences. 103:14653-14660. Paper available online here

Kettl, D. F. 2006. Is the worst yet to come? The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 604:326-329. Abstract available online here

Larson, E. 2000. Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. Vintage Press. Book available here

Larsen, L, M. J. Klitzke, and D. A. Brown, eds. 2003. No Adverse Impact: A Toolkit For Common Sense Floodplain Management. Association of State Floodplain Managers. Madison, WI. Paper available online here

Lester, J., and L. Gonzalez. 2002. The State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem 2nd edition Publication GBEP T-7. The Galveston Bay Estuary Program. Houston, TX. Paper available online here.

Lester, J., and L. Gonzalez. 2011. The State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem 3rd edition Publication SFR-101/10. The Galveston Bay Estuary Program. Houston, TX. Paper available online here.

Lewis, P.F.. 2003. New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape. University of Virginia Press; 2nd edition. Book available here

Lockwood, C. 1996. From Subdivision to Sanctuary: In Baytown, Texas, a flooded neighborhood becomes a wetland. Planning. 62(10):12-13.

May, P.J. ,and R.E. Deyle. 1998. Governing land use in hazardous areas with a patchwork system. In: Burby, R.J., ed. Cooperating with nature. Confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities. John Henry Press. Washington, D.C. Book available here

Michener, W. K., E. R. Blood, K. L. Bildstein, M. M. Brinson, L. R. Gardner. 1997. Climate Change, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, and Rising Sea Level in Coastal Wetlands. Ecological Applications 7:770-801. Abstract available online here

Mileti, D.S., 1999. Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States. Joseph Henry Press. Book available here

Mills, E.  2005. Insurance in a climate of change. Science. 309 (5737):1040-1044. Paper available online here

Moulton, D.W., Dahl,T.E., and Dall, T.M. 1997. Texas coastal wetlands: Status and trends, mid 1950s to early 1990s. Fish and Wildlife Department. U.S. Department of the Interior. Washington D.C. Paper available online here

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. A Community-Based Flood Insurance Option. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2015. doi:10.17226/21758. Book available online here

Norton, R.K. 2005. More and better local planning: State mandated local planning in North Carolina. Journal of the American Planning Association. 71: 55-71. Paper available online here

Office of Governor Haley Barbour. 2006. One year after Katrina. Progress report on rebuilding, recovery, and renewal. Jackson, MS. Request from Mississippi Department of Archives and History here

Platt, R. 2005. Learning from disasters: The Synergy of law and geography [Powerpoint slides]. presented at the Roundtable on Natural Hazard Risk Reduction. November 2006. The National Academies. Washington, D.C. Retrieved from

Platt, R. 1999. Disasters and democracy: The politics of extreme natural events. Island Press. Washington, D.C. Book available here

Quarles, J. B. ; W.B. Meyer, and B.C. Standley. 2002. After the flood. Civil Engineering.72:66-71. Abstract available online here

Smith, K.D. 2004. Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster. Routledge. London. Book available here

Stehr, S.D. 2006. The political economy of urban disaster assistance. Urban Affairs Review.41:492-500. Abstract available online here

Sudol, M.F. R.F. Ambrose. 2002. The US Clean Water Act and habitat replacement: Evaluation of mitigation sites in Orange County, California, USA. 2002. Environmental Management. 30:727-734. Abstract available online here

Titus, J.G. 1998. Rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and the takings clause: How to save wetlands and beaches without hurting property owners. Maryland Law Review. 57:1279-1399. Paper available online here

Titus, J.G. 2000. Does the U.S. Government realize that the sea is rising? How to restructure federal programs so that wetlands and beaches survive. Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol. 30, Number 4:717-778. Paper available online here

Vann, Adam. 2009. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): Federal Legal Authority. Order Code RL32486 Congressional Research Service. The Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. Paper available online here

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. 2004. An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century. Final Report. Washington, D.C. Report available online here

U.S. Department of Commerce. 1992. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Final Environmental Impact Statement/Management  Plan. Prepared By: Sanctuaries and Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 714 Washington, D.C. 20235. Paper available online here

White, W.A., T.A. Tremblay, E.G. Wermund, Jr., and L.R. Handley. 1993. Trends and Status of Wetland and Aquatic Habitats in the Galveston Bay System. GBNEP-31. Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Webster, Texas. 225 pages. Paper available online here

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