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North Kingstown Coastal Resilience Pilot

Rhode Island Sea Grant

A model document for incorporating coastal hazards and climate change into state mandated Local Comprehensive Planning, together with maps that assess vulnerability, and recommendations based on lessons learned from other places for the community to adapt to rising seas. A model process will illustrated how municipal officials, staff, and volunteer boards can take action for a resilient future as they consider the built environment, natural environment and the economic climate within their comprehensive plan, hazard mitigation plan, their capital improvement program, and their transportation improvement program. Document and process are under review to be released later this fall.

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