Multi-Objective Design

Technical Assistance

Hazard Mitigation:  Integrating Best Practices into Planning, prepared by the American Planning Association (APA) and supported through a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), seeks to close the gap that often exists between hazard mitigation planning and other local planning and regulatory land-use processes. It introduces hazard mitigation as a vital area of practice for planners; provides guidance on how to integrate hazard mitigation strategies into comprehensive, area, and functional plans; and shows where hazard mitigation can fit into zoning and subdivision codes. Best practices and practical applications are provided.

This resource contains a number of cost effective road construction practices for   maintaining clean water while simultaneously enhancing and restoring the health and value   of riparian areas. The guide is divided into three sections; history of road-riparian   interfaces, common road and riparian conflicts, and solutions to correct existing problems   and ways to avoid them in the future. Common culvert problems and cost-effective and   environmentally beneficial solutions are identified. Problems include increased water   velocities through the culvert, channel erosion, water quality, diversion potential, and   barriers to fish passage.   This guide was written primarily for local government personnel, elected officials, and road   designers and contractors in the arid and semiarid southwestern United States. The   general principles, however, are applicable in other regions of the country if techniques   are modified accordingly. It is applicable to suburban and rural road systems, less   applicable to roads in heavily urbanized areas.

Program Resources

CDOT and FHWA recognized that local, state and federal agencies should have a forum in which to discuss state transportation decisions and plan for environmental stewardship. The TERC was formed in 2002 to provide such a forum. Since its inception, a strong working relationship has blossomed and continues to grow among federal, state, tribal, and local agencies in Colorado.