New Resource Guide on Planning for Hazards

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has released a new resource guide titled Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado.  The guide, available online (see below), enables counties […]

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has released a new resource guide titled Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado.  The guide, available online (see below), enables counties and municipalities to prepare for and mitigate multiple hazards by integrating resilience and hazard mitigation principles into plans, codes, and standards related to land use and the built environment. It provides detailed, Colorado-specific information about how to assess a community’s risk level to hazards and how to implement numerous land use planning tools and strategies for reducing a community’s risk.  DOLA led the development of this guide, working with an Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from state and federal agencies, local government, and other subject-matter experts in hazard mitigation and land use planning.  While prepared specifically for Colorado communities many of the planning mechanisms included in the Guide have applicability across the United States.

See:  www.planningforhazards.com