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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following DisastersInternational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323587

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001

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Flood risk management by spatial planning

Flood risk management by spatial planning

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(p.183) Chapter A5a Flood risk management by spatial planning
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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters
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Stefan Greiving

Nadine Mägdefrau

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0010

The chapter is about flood risk management through spatial planning in Germany. The first part introduces the concept of spatial planning in Germany. Section two discusses the role of spatial planning for the assessment and management of (flood) risks. The role of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for risk assessment is explained by section three. Section four discusses a severe flood event, specifically the flood in June 2013 that affected large parts of Southern and Eastern Germany. Particular emphasis will be placed on options to retreat from flood prone areas. Here, the disaster is seen as a window of opportunity to reorganize the settlement structures in sparsely populated rural areas in a more sustainable way that supports the maintenance of services of general interest. The chapter concludes with some thoughts on strength and weaknesses of spatial planning in the field of disaster risk response.

Keywords:   flood risk management, Germany, spatial planning, Strategic Environmental Assessment, disaster risk response

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