Updated Ebook on Resilience

The latest edition of the annual e-book compilation Resilience Matters: Strengthening Communities in an Era of Upheaval is now available.  It’s a free compilation of articles, op-eds, and think pieces written by resilience-minded thought leaders, activists, and academics in 2018.

A previous edition of this e-book was reviewed on the Recovery Diva site: https://recoverydiva.com/2017/02/24/new-ebook-resilience-matters/

 

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Doing Buyouts in Clusters

“Clustering” land buyouts could improve flood resiliency after Hurricane Harvey

From a study done by the Nature Conservancy: A new study analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County. The study finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in ‘clusters,’ as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach but with major added ecological and social benefits.

Here is the direct link to the Nature Conservancy’s 8-page report.