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Webinar: Adaptation, Law, and Infrastructure Planning in the Southeast: Roads Forward, Backward, or Somewhere In-Between?
Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:00
Thursday, April 11, 2019. 12:00PM. Webinar: Adaptation, Law, and Infrastructure Planning in the Southeast: Roads Forward, Backward, or Somewhere In-Between? Shana Jones, University of Georgia; Jason Evans, Stetson University; Thomas Ruppert, Florida Sea Grant College Program. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.
Coastal communities are increasingly becoming aware of the risks to local infrastructure because of increased flooding, more extreme storm surges, and sea-level rise. As local governments are responsible for the lion's share of land use decision-making and infrastructure development in the United States, local governments in the coastal zone will play a key role in climate adaptation. Local governments already face hard questions about whether to build new infrastructure to adapt, continue maintaining existing infrastructure under increasingly adverse conditions, or, particularly in the instance of roads, whether to abandon them.