Land Use Planning for Urban Flood Risk Management
Publisher: World Bank
Document Date: 2017/04/01
To reduce the underlying causes of flooding and ensure continuing development gains, cities must prioritize risk based land use planning. Globally, urban centers are at a high risk of flooding, not only from more frequent and severe hydro meteorological events and sea-level rise, but also from rapid, sprawling, and often unplanned urban development that is outpacing the construction or improvement of drainage infrastructure. A risk-based approach to land use planning is crucial to cities in both developed and developing countries.Citation World Bank. 2017. Land use planning for urban flood risk management. UFCOP knowledge notes. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.