Table of Contents

Chapter1. Introduction to the Book: “Ahead of the Curve”.
Part1: Louisiana’s Risks Anticipating the Future Challenges to Other U.S. Coastal Communities.
Chapter2. Managing Risks in Louisiana’s Rapidly Changing Coastal Zone.
Part2: Climate Adaptation Challenges and Solutions.
Chapter3. Connecting the Dots: The Origins, Evolutions and Implications of the Land Use.
Chapter4. Antagonisms of Adaptation: Climate Adaptation Measures in New Orleans and New York City.
Chapter5. Adapting to a Smaller Coast: Restoration, Protection, and Social Justice in Coastal Louisiana.
Part3: Relocation and Resettlement -An Extreme Adjustment.
Chapter6. Community Resettlement in Louisiana: Learning from Histories of Horror and Hope.
Chapter6. Sojourners in a New Land: Hope and Adaptive Traditions.
Part4: Types/Locations of Communities and Their Responses to Extreme Weather.
Chapter8. Urban - Post-Disaster Development Dilemmas: Advancing Landscapes of Social Justice in a Neoliberal Post-Disaster Landscape.
Chapter9. Re-Imagining Housing: Affordability Crisis and its Role in Disaster Resilience and Recovery.
Chapter10. Suburban/Mid State- The 2016 Unexpected Mid-State Louisiana Flood: With Special Focus on the Different Rescue and Recovery Responses It Engendered.
Chapter11. Rural- Challenges of Post-Disaster Resilient Recovery in Rural Areas.
Chapter12. Coupled Coastal-Inland - Regional Resilience: Building Adaptive Capacity and Community Wellbeing Across Louisiana’s Dynamic Coastal-Inland Continuum. This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book takes an in-depth look at Louisiana as a state which is ahead of the curve in terms of extreme weather events, both in frequency and magnitude, and in its responses to these challenges including recovery and enhancement of resiliency. Louisiana faced a major tropical catastrophe in the 21st century, and experiences the fastest rising sea level. Weather specialists, including those concentrating on sea level rise acknowledge that what the state of Louisiana experiences is likely to happen to many more, and not necessarily restricted to coastal states. This book asks and attempts to answer what Louisiana public officials, scientists/engineers, and those from outside of the state who have been called in to help, have done to achieve resilient recovery. How well have these efforts fared to achieve their goals? What might these efforts offer as lessons for those states that will be likely to experience enhanced extreme weather? Can the challenges of inequality be truly addressed in recovery and resilience? How can the study of the Louisiana response as a case be blended with findings from later disasters such as New York/New Jersey (Hurricane Sandy) and more recent ones to improve understanding as well as best adaptation applications – federal, state and local?