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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones|
|Series title||Nature Sustainability|
|Contributing office(s)||Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center|