Racing the Rising Tide: Preparing for Sea Level Rise Along Georgia’s Coast

dc.contributor.author Arnold, Jillian Skinner
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. School of City and Regional Planning en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-03T12:46:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-03T12:46:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-03
dc.description.abstract This paper explores sea level rise’s impact on Georgia’s coast, in terms of both the built and natural environments. Global warming will continue to raise sea levels around the world as the atmosphere warms and glaciers melt at an increasingly alarming pace. Sea level rise has far-reaching impacts on the environment, economy and social cohesion of a community. Fiscally, governments may be forced to spend substantial sums of money on emergency response, insurance payouts, and rebuilding flooded infrastructure. Economic activities may be disrupted and communities torn apart. These are just a few of the problems associated with sea level rise, and are a few of the problems sought to be addressed by coastal hazard planning. Specifically, some issues raised in this paper include: (1) How should governments prepare for sea level rise and coastal flooding at the federal, state and local levels?; (2) Are the land use control tools sought to be employed by local governments legally defensible and economically feasible for a government?; (3) Which tools may be most effective in adapting to sea level rise along Georgia’s coast? en_US
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/51942
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Coastal development en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Flooding en_US
dc.title Racing the Rising Tide: Preparing for Sea Level Rise Along Georgia’s Coast en_US
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dc.type.genre Masters Project
dc.type.genre Applied Research Paper
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