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The consequences of climate change, increasing storm surge, and rising sea levels are being seen and felt by coastal communities across the globe as hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding increase in intensity and frequency. Understanding how coastal communities around the world have adapted to these challenging environments can help identify not only the strategies to better prepare our vulnerable cities, but also the attitudes that are most effective in producing constructive solutions.

Protecting Historic Coastal Cities presents an overview of how historic communities in coastal environments understand and confront the unique challenges they face. It represents a variety of disciplines including historical preservation, public history, environmental science, engineering, and architecture. Authors explore communities that take a proactive approach to the special circumstance of living on a coast—historic preservation efforts in the midst of hurricane response, the 1900 Galveston Hurricane and the subsequent raising of Galveston Island, resilient housing initiatives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, aggressive public infrastructure changes in Miami Beach, and pioneering advances in flood protection in the Netherlands.

Each disaster is different, and the unique characteristics of the event determine approaches to recovery as well as funding from both insurance and government. As we prepare for future disasters, we must understand the underlying conditions that make us vulnerable as human beings and recognize the links between the built environment and the natural environment. In Protecting Historic Coastal Cities, the authors assert that building resilient coastal communities requires a profound understanding of this relationship to confront the extreme conditions of living and working in coastal areas around the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title, Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: Galveston Island and Hurricane Ike
  2. W. Dwayne Jones
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. Evolution of the Texas Coast
  2. John Anderson
  3. pp. 7-16
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  1. Storm Surge: One of the World’s Foremost Natural Hazards
  2. Hal Needham
  3. pp. 17-30
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  1. Reshaping Galveston Island after the 1900 Hurricane
  2. Jodi Wright-Gidley
  3. pp. 31-48
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  1. Resilient Housing Lessons from Katrina
  2. Claudette Hanks Reichel
  3. pp. 49-78
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  1. Miami Beach Rising Above
  2. Bruce A. Mowry
  3. pp. 79-86
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  1. Hurricane Harvey: Arts and Cultural Recovery Six Months after the Storm
  2. Debbie McNulty
  3. pp. 87-94
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  1. The Dutch Tradition of Flood Control: Shifting Attitudes toward Flood Risk Reduction
  2. B. L. M. “Bee” Kothuis, A. D. “Nikki” Brand
  3. pp. 95-114
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Matthew Pelz
  3. pp. 115-120
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 121-126
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Other Books in the Gulf Coast Books Series
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623497712
Related ISBN
9781623497705
MARC Record
OCLC
1117672252
Pages
144
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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