Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones

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Authors

Eli D Lazarus, Patrick W Limber, Evan B Goldstein , Rosie Dodd, Scott B Armstrong

Abstract

Despite decades of regulatory efforts in the United States to decrease vulnerability in developed coastal zones, exposure of residential assets to hurricane damage is increasing — even in places where hurricanes have struck before. Comparing plan-view footprints of individual residential buildings before and long after major hurricane strikes, we find a systematic pattern of ‘building back bigger’ among renovated and new properties.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/osf.io/cktf7

Subjects

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geomorphology, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Sustainability

Keywords

Coastal Development, Coupled Human-Natural Systems

Dates

Published: 2019-09-03 20:21

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CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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