News Release from the University of Colorado Denver:
Today we launched a new guide and website on hazard mitigation planning “Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado.” The guide and site were funded by the CDBG-DR program and developed by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Clarion Associates, and a team of subject matter experts and land-use planners concerned with disaster risk reduction and community resilience. The University of Colorado Denver was part of the advisory team and will be maintaining the site and guide moving forward.
I think these are great resources – besides a general overview of hazard mitigation planning and the hazards that most impact the Mountain West, they include profiles of various land-use tools to reduce losses and avoid hazards, sample code language for many of those tools, interviews with communities of different sizes and capacities, and more. Though the guide and site are focused on Colorado, the content and tools are much more broadly relevant.