|Title||Implementing natural hazard mitigation provisions: Exploring the role that individual land use planners can play|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||Journal of Planning Literature|
|Keywords||discretion, land use planning, Natural hazard mitigation, planning agency commitment, project permit review|
This article makes a case for why natural hazard mitigation planning researchers should extend their focus beyond planning agencies to individual planners and the influence they can have on fostering hazard mitigation in new development projects. Building on existing literature and personal interview data, the author explores particular facets of the current status of land use planning practice that can be expected to provide room for planners to exercise discretion to promote hazard mitigation. The author then proposes hypotheses regarding the level of discretion associated with a set of land use tools and identifies directions for future research.