Galveston Futures is a cooperative venture, involving residents, architectural experts, urban planners and elected leaders, that strives to envision a resilient, sustainable and unified community on Galveston Island by encouraging civic participation in municipal planning. For Galveston's survival, it is essential to tie livability and resilience, especially to coastal disasters, into the concept of sustainability. This paper describes different projects that have been taken to accomplish the mission of the Galveston Futures.
Key words: natural hazards, disaster, risk, community resilience, sustainability, Galveston, Texas coast.
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