Costs and Benefits of Flood Adaptation Strategies in Nashville, TN

APA Kansas Chapter


Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Discussion of the growing challenges related to urban flooding and the role of development restrictions and buyout programs in mitigating future flood damages.  Using the May 2010 flood in Nashville, Tennessee as an example Dr. Nelson will illustrate how implementation of these two types of flood adaptation strategies has resulted in expected and unexpected benefits and costs that have implications for the resilience and sustainability of the city.


Kate Nelson

Invited Speaker

Katherine Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Nature-Society Interactions in the Department of Geography at Kansas State University. Her work addresses the impacts of planning and policy on the sustainability of socio-environmental systems. This includes investigations into the effects of policies on hazard impacts, evaluations of the effectiveness of adaptation ... Read More

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