Coastal Hazard Overlay Districts

master planning

The Coastal Hazard Overlay District project will develop a tool to help coastal communities become more resilient to natural hazards. The Coastal Hazard Overlay Districts will employ a range of risk reduction strategies to help reduce the effects of natural hazards such as floods, storm surge, wind, and coastal erosion. The project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of University Programs and the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

unabridged Architecture is responsible for developing the adaptation strategies and illustrating their application to pilot communities. Three pilot communities were consulted in the planning process: Pass Christian, MS, Biloxi, MS, and Mobile AL.

North Carolina State University
MSU Gulf Coast Community Design Studio
unabridged Architecture
Center for Applied Transect Studies