Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities: Emerging Practice and Future Directions

  • Timothy BeatleyEmail author
Part of the Environmental Hazards book series (ENHA)


In this chapter the author argues that resilience must be the primary goal for coastal communities in the future, as they face a series of daunting challenges and future shocks. The chapter examines what resilience means in practice, and identifies a variety of measures and strategies by which coastal communities can become more resilient.


Coastal resilience Sea-level rise Climate change Principles Passive survivability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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