Spatially evaluating a network of plans and flood vulnerability using a Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard: A case study in Feijenoord District, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Matthew L. Malecha, A. D. Brand, Philip R. Berke

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Abstract

Rising damages from hazard events have led to calls for innovative research on resilience. Consistent integration of mitigation policies throughout a community's network of plans is increasingly seen as essential for effective resilience planning. To better understand coordination and conflicts in policy responses to flood hazards, this study evaluates a district in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard method. An internationally recognized leader in resilience and water management, Rotterdam is nevertheless vulnerable to flooding, especially in a changing climate. Findings demonstrate that even a place as proactive in resilience policy as Rotterdam can benefit from the perspective gained using the scorecard technique. Although resilience is generally supported throughout the study area, conflicts remain. The scorecard reveals inconsistencies and opportunities to further reduce flood vulnerability by ‘mainstreaming’ resilience policies in the most influential plans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume78
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Hazard mitigation
  • Plan integration
  • Resilience planning

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