Implementing the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 at the Federal Level; Sustainability and Resilient Communities [open pdf - 91KB]
This document presents session three of a FEMA Higher Education Project course on 'Breaking the Disaster Cycle: Future Directions in Natural Hazard Mitigation'. The objectives of the session are as follows: Summarize the major changes made by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to the Stafford Act; Understand the actions being taken by FEMA to implement the new disaster act; Discuss the DMA's potential impacts on mitigation capacity and commitment; Assess the DMA's potential impacts on the operations of the intergovernmental model of hazard mitigation; Discuss the concepts of sustainability and the resilient community; Examine the ideal of sustainable development to balance economic, environmental, and social objectives and outcomes; Examine the need for physical, social, and economic resiliency; Understand the relationships among the goals of hazard mitigation, resilient communities, and sustainable development, and; Discuss FEMA's approach to linking mitigation with sustainable development through land use planning, housing, and infrastructure.
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Breaking the Disaster Cycle: Future Directions in Natural Hazard Mitigation - Session No. 3