Disaster Mitigation Strategies Through Land Use Planning and Zoning in an Urban Context

Integration of disaster mitigation planning into land use planningThe preliminary activities include: Preparatory work (data collection, research and analysis of available documentation)Creation of a project teamCoordination with ULB s and field investigationFormulation of the risk-sensitive land use planAdvocacy campaignsDrafting of zoning ordinanceFormulating and implementing building codes customized for a particular region based on the region's vulnerabilityInter-institutional coordinationStrengthening of local institutions. The vulnerability of a region may be reduced by adopting 2 basic principles: Increasing the intrinsic disaster fighting potentialEnsuring connectivity to other regions for availing external help at the earliest in cases of emergency.