Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones

Nature Sustainability
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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.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones
Series title Nature Sustainability
DOI 10.1038/s41893-018-0185-y
Volume 1
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Nature
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 759
Last page 762