Our natural hazard mitigation projects seek to foster hazard-resilient communities by (1) evaluating municipal planning and mapping practices in relation to flood hazards; (2) assessing the potential of neotraditional neighborhood design for reducing flood risks; (3) exploring alternative roles for municipal planners in promoting hazard mitigation in their jurisdictions.
Ongoing and completed projects focus on:
- Natural hazard mitigation planning in Metro Vancouver
- Flood hazard mapping in British Columbia
- Flood hazard bylaws in British Columbia
- New Urbanism and natural hazard mitigation in the United States
- Planners’ roles in promoting natural hazard mitigation