This guide (#2) is multi-hazard in scope and provides step-by-step guidance on how to perform a risk assessment. Through a series of general and hazard-specific guidance and worksheets, the guide will help State, Indian Tribal, and local planning teams determine (1) which natural hazards could affect a jurisdiction; (2) what areas of the jurisdiction are vulnerable to the hazards; (3) what assets will be affected; and (4) to what degree they will be affected, as measured through dollar losses.
Mitigation Planning How-To Guide # 1 (FEMA 386-1) discusses the activities and issues involved in initiating a hazard mitigation planning process. The topics are presented within the context of the beginning phase of the mitigation planning process, although many activities will continue throughout the process. This how-to guide covers not only this first phase of the planning process, but also provides snapshots of later phases.
How-To Guide #9 (FEMA 386-9) shows how a community can move from the hazard mitigation plan to developing mitigation projects that may be implemented fully using FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance as appropriate. This Guide explains the process of developing the scope of a project, identifies the key components of a successful mitigation project funding application, and describes how to identify funding available through FEMA and other agencies.
"How-To" Guide #6 (FEMA 386-6) shows communities, step by step with the needed tools and resources, how to develop and then implement a pre-disaster planning strategy for historic properties and cultural resources. While the emphasis is on the built environment, this Guide includes cultural institutions to address the mitigation of cultural heritage, including museum collections, works of art, and books and documents.
Mitigation Planning How-To Guide #8, (FEMA 386-8) provides suggestions to local governments for preparing multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans. A multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan is a plan prepared jointly by more than one jurisdiction and may include any county, municipality, city, town, township, school district or other special district, council of governments or other regional organization, Indian tribe or Alaska Native village, or unincorporated areas.
Mitigation Planning How-To Guide #5 (FEMA 386-5) helps local jurisdictions apply the concepts of Benefit-Cost Review to prioritize mitigation actions to meet FEMA requirements. The purpose of a mitigation plan is to reduce the community’s vulnerability to hazards. After assessing a community may consider many options.
A reference tool intended to assist the housing industry during the land development process. It complements the 1993 HUD publication "Model Land Development Standards and Accompanying Model State Enabling Legislation", which simultaneously promoted safe, high quality housing and eliminated needless requirements that add to a home's final cost.
Sponsored by the Urban Land Institute and the South Carolina Real Estate Center at the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Quality Growth Initiative assembled diverse stakeholders to evaluate land use patterns and trends, explore impediments to quality growth, and identify potential quality growth solutions for the state and its regions.
Historically, people relied on harvested rain water to provide water for drinking, landscape watering, and for agricultural uses. Once urban areas started to develop, large, centralized water supply systems replaced the need to harvest water. More recently, people have become reacquainted with water harvesting, using it to provide water for home gardens, parking lot trees, multi-housing lawns, and commercial landscapes featuring desert adapted plants.