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Adaptation Action Areas: Fort Lauderdale

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact
Created: 9/27/2018 - Updated: 7/19/2019


Adaptation Action Areas are a designation in the Coastal Management Element of a local government comprehensive plan which identifies one or more areas that experience coastal flooding due to extreme high tides and storm surge, and that are vulnerable to the related impacts of rising sea levels for the purpose of prioritizing funding for infrastructure needs and adaptation planning. These Adaptation Action Areas, or Adaptation Areas, will help the City reach these goals, keeping Fort Lauderdale safe and prepared.

This case study is intended to be a “how-to” illustration to guide local governments interested in integrating Adaptation Action Areas into their own policy and operational framework.


Community / Local
Regional / Subnational
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Habitat/Biome Type: