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CPEX Survey: How Coastal Louisiana is Adapting to the Changing Environment

The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) would like to invite you to participate in a survey on how coastal Louisiana is adapting to the changing environment. The responses are anonymous and the survey results will help inform the future needs of coastal communities as well as the tools that CPEX develops to assist coastal communities as they adapt to their changing environments.

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For residents in coastal Louisiana, the future is uncertain. Rising sea levels, erosion, and subsidence are leaving coastal communities more vulnerable. As coastal wetlands disappear, residents and businesses are more exposed to environmental hazards such as coastal flooding. The tools and resources needed to protect and restore the coast are slow and difficult to implement. In response, individuals and communities are taking is upon themselves to adapt to their increased risk. “Adaptation” is any action taken to reduce vulnerability to environmental hazards and natural disasters. For communities, adaptation includes actions like adopting stronger development codes and expanding participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For individuals, actions include elevating or floodproofing structures or relocating to higher ground.

CPEX is conducting this survey to gain a better understanding of how individuals and coastal communities in Louisiana are adapting to their changing environment as well as their current and anticipated needs. Using the results of this survey, CPEX will develop recommendations and strategies to assist coastal communities in their adaptation efforts in ways that help preserve their cultures and social and economic networks. To ensure this, CPEX is looking to you to provide some input via the survey.

WHO WE ARE: CPEX is a statewide non-profit organization that coordinates urban, rural and regional planning efforts in Louisiana. We provide best-practice planning models, innovative policy ideas, and technical assistance to individual communities. Our work includes addressing transportation and infrastructure needs, environmental issues, and quality design for the built environment. CPEX brings community members and leaders together and provides guidance as they work toward a shared vision for future growth and development.

If you have any questions or would like to see the results, please do not hesitate to contact Justin Kozak, Ph.D., directly at or 225-389-7196.


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