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Are Floodplain Buyouts a Smart Investment for Local Governments?

Institute for the Environment Faculty Fellow David Salvesen and Carolina Planning 2018 Master’s Candidate Christian Kamrath are leading a project, with Carolina Planning professor Todd BenDor.

The goals of the project are to estimate the net financial impacts of buyouts on local governments in North Carolina and to explore the factors that might motivate people to participate in a buyout.  The project is examining the impact of buyouts in eight communities: Charlotte, Greenville, Kinston, Lumberton, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Seven Springs and Windsor.

Read more about what the preliminary findings that suggest the financial impact of a buyout varies by community and depends on a number of factors:
http://environmentblog.web.unc.edu/2018/05/are-floodplain-buyouts-a-smart-investment-for-local-governments/

Figure 1: The checkerboard pattern of buyouts in Greenville, NC
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Figure 1: The checkerboard pattern of buyouts in Greenville, NC

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