For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Module 8: Managed Retreat/Multi-Layered Protection
In Section II (Module 6), we explored the question: Should residents rebuild or retreat after a major hurricane or repeated coastal flooding? Here we will take the question further to look at some of the alternatives to rebuilding in place while strengthening the flood defenses with larger and stronger structures. We will consider the concepts of managed retreat, moving entire communities, and alternate rebuilding methods to produce more resilient coastal communities.
Note: As you work through these materials, be sure to make notes on the COASTAL VULNERABILITY AUDIT WORKSHEETS for the Capstone Project provided in Section 1. You will find these notes valuable later as we reach the culminating activities of the course.