A Geodesign Inspired Decision Support Tool for Floodplain Management
Authors: Jesse Reynolds
The tool addresses the complexity of land use decisions in a floodplain by enabling consideration of multiple views of a wide range of stakeholders. The tool is a four step process stemming from the Geodesign Framework to summarize conditions in a floodplain, standardize the values of criteria, and create an interface where stakeholders can weigh the criteria according to importance. Criteria cover the subjects of cost, hazards, ecology, and built capital. The result is a prioritization list.