Current Perceptions About Managed Realignment
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Despite the diversity of managed realignment approaches adopted in different countries, there are certain elements of commonality that provide relevant lessons that can be applicable to facilitate and improve the implementation of managed realignment in general. Public perception and stakeholders’ engagement are often cited as a factor limiting the wider implementation of managed realignment. Considering the scale and importance of managed realignment in national and regional strategies in many countries, gaining wider public acceptance is fundamental. To take adequate actions that can improve social uptake of managed realignment, it is first necessary to understand the differences between public perception and the current knowledge of practitioners and researchers. This chapter describes the current thinking of researchers and practitioners about the potential, performance and limitations of managed realignment and contrasts these with the perception of stakeholders. Critical differences are identified and ways to address these with the aim to increase the social acceptance of managed realignment are suggested.
KeywordsFlood Risk Project Design Suitable Land Social Perception Public Acceptance
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