THE CREATION OF AN OPEN SPACE MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR FEMA-FUNDED BUYOUT PROPERTIES AND INJECTING THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF BUYOUTS INTO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM
DR. GAVIN SMITH
The acquisition of hazard-prone housing (i.e., “buyouts”) and the conversion of the land to open space represents one of the most effective risk reduction and adaptation techniques. Limited consideration has been given to the assemblage of useful information and the creation of actionable guidance that informs communities about how to develop and implement an open space management strategy for buyout lands. Our open space management guide fills that void.