Planned relocation


These resources analyse how well-planned relocations can help to increase resilience and reduce disaster risk.


This paper discusses the procedures installed over time for planned relocation along the Danube River in Austria and lessons learned from the varying success these procedures had. This paper first describes the government's approach on planned relocation

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.
New York Times, the

This paper investigates recent approaches to the planned relocation of communities as one possible response to climate change impacts. The authors find that funding for this pre-emptive response strategy is inadequate and consider principles to inform the

University of Leeds Economic and Social Research Council Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment London School of Economics and Political Science, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy
We’ve known for decades that coastal residents need to relocate ahead of climate change. Here are some ideas for finally getting them to move.
Mauritius island, famous for its beautiful beaches and rich marine life, is facing the threat of climate change-induced sea-level rise like so many islands.
Yo Nature
UD researchers was the first to examine nationwide data on FEMA’s buyout program to understand how managed retreat has been conducted in the United States.
University of Delaware

To what extent do long-term risks associated with climate change, specifically sea level rise, contribute to repopulation or relocation decisions of people displaced by disasters in coastal communities? This research focuses on this question, which has

Natural Hazards Center
Extreme weather linked to climate change has sparked a new strand of research called "climigration," the planned relocation of communities to places far from harm.
Conversation Media Group, the

Sea level rise and increased flooding are already affecting homes and communities across the United States. The hard truth is that these climate change impacts will make it increasingly difficult for people to stay in the places where they live today

Natural Resources Defense Council
Canada is forcing people to move after a disaster strikes, as opposed to the U.S., which is encountering severe and repetitive losses.
New York Times, the