Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard Guidebook: How to Spatially Evaluate Networks of Plans to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability [DRAFT] [open pdf - 10MB]
"Prior to Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey city's hazard mitigation plan called for acquisitions and buy-outs in high-hazard areas, while the comprehensive plan set goals to increase investments in the same location. These plans were not only incompatible, but actively increased vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, this is commonplace in planning practice as local plans--whether comprehensive plans, hazard mitigation plans, small area plans, or functional plans--lack the integration required to address vulnerability to hazards. This guide will provide a step-by-step approach to evaluate your community's network of plans to understand contradictory policies which increase vulnerabilities. The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard provides a mechanism to discuss prioritization of community investment with leadership, stakeholders, and the 'whole community'."
Texas A & M: http://ifsc.tamu.edu/