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Governance Challenges and Sea Level Rise Adaptation: the US Experience

Policy Brief, January 2019
January 30, 2019
Leonard Ortolano

What can California and the Bay Area in particular learn about adapting to sea level rise from the experiences of cities and coastal areas in the East and South? This paper draws lessons from attempts to deal with SLR and coastal flooding at several US locations: Boston, New York and Norfolk as well as communities on the coasts of Florida and Louisiana.