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Amending Land Use Codes for Natural Infrastructure Planning

Learn how a Sea Grant agent is working with one community to audit and amend its existing land use codes and ordinances to be more inclusive of green infrastructure projects.

A major barrier to implementing green infrastructure is existing municipal codes and ordinances, which may not allow for—or be flexible about—green infrastructure practices. To help municipalities identify opportunities for code amendments, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Julia Noordyk and her team developed the Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure: An Audit of Local Codes and Ordinances workbook, along with an accompanying community engagement process. Learn how they used it with a small coastal Wisconsin community to help build their resilience to coastal hazards.

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NOAA Office of Coastal Management Digital Coast

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30 August 2023 - 11:19am