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.
Goals and Objectives
Students will be introduced to the idea of relocation of human landscapes in coastal environments due to repeated impacts from coastal hazards and continue to examine the rebuild versus retreat debate.
By the end of this lesson, you will:
- investigate alternative methods for non-structural shoreline hazard mitigation, including managed retreat and multi-layered defenses;
- explore the pros and cons, including cost-benefits of managed retreat case-studies and consider examples of communities facing retreat as an option and the factors leading to these decisions;
- analyze hypothetical storm surge impacts on communities on the Louisiana coast from Google Earth and online tools;
- formulate detailed recommendations for the future of a coastal community, using real examples from the Louisiana coast.
Lesson 8 Roadmap
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