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dc.contributor.advisorPaterson, Robert G.en
dc.creatorGordon, Phillip Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-17T18:34:06Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-17T18:34:17Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-17T18:34:06Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-17T18:34:17Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1108en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn this professional report LEED for neighborhood development (LEED-ND) is analyzed through the lens of disaster resilience and mitigation. The new LEED-ND certification system recently created by the U.S. Green Building Council looks to be a popular method to create sustainable developments. LEED-ND as a system does not take hazards into account when certifying projects. Using HAZUS and hazard assessment methodologies LEED-ND is shown to do almost nothing to mitigate hazard losses. This is seen using the example of two hazard types (fire and earthquake). Since LEED-ND does not address hazards within the context of its system it is shown that LEED-ND is neither truly sustainable nor disaster resilient. Given the current trend of increasing hazard losses initiatives such as LEED-ND will have to address the issue of hazards moving forward.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMitigationen
dc.subjectLEED-NDen
dc.subjectResilienceen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.titleSustainable disaster resilience : incorporating hazard mitigation methodologies into LEED for neighborhood developmenten
dc.date.updated2010-11-17T18:34:17Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButler, Kenten
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planningen


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