Planning for more bushfires: implications of urban growth and climate change

Cottrell, Alison, and King, David (2007) Planning for more bushfires: implications of urban growth and climate change. In: Proceedings of the PIA Queensland Annual Conference (47), pp. 23-26. From: PIA Queensland Annual Conference , 19-21 September 2007, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

Trends in climate change predict that in future decades Australia will experience drier conditions during parts of the year, as well as prolonged droughts. In Queensland the late year dry season is expected to be longer and drier with bushfires beginning earlier and lasting longer. Urban and peri urban expansion is placing a larger population into proximity with the bush and especially adjacent to national parks. However, most people moving into peri urban areas are urban residents with limited awareness of the bushfire hazard. A case study of Thuringowa Shire is presented to illustrate some of the issues which need to be addressed by planners.

Item ID: 3149
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: planning; hazards; climate change; peri urban; bushfire; preparation
ISSN: 1326-3374
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 05:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870105 Urban Planning @ 100%
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