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Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning

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Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning, prepared by the American Planning Association (APA) and supported through a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), seeks to close the gap that often exists between hazard mitigation planning and other local planning and regulatory land-use processes. It introduces hazard mitigation as a vital area of practice for planners; provides guidance on how to integrate hazard mitigation strategies into comprehensive, area, and functional plans; and shows where hazard mitigation can fit into zoning and subdivision codes. Best practices and practical applications are provided.