Journal article

Urban planning capabilities for bushfire: treatment categories and scenario testing

Alan March, Graeme Riddell, Leonardo Nogueira de Moraes, Janet Stanley, Hedwig van Delden, Ruth Beilin, Stephen Dovers, Holger Maier

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT | AUSTRALIAN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INST | Published : 2020

Abstract

The challenges facing settlements relating to bushfire require integrated approaches that manage risks across a wide range of factors. This paper sets out a framework demonstrating how urban planning, when coupled with appropriate decision support and future scenario testing, can reduce risks relating to bushfire while considering future growth. Examples of how planning can modify aspects of risk in association with scenario testing are included. Five main categories of risk reduction treatments are shown. The paper contributes to risk reduction by providing practical mechanisms for risk avoidance and treatment via urban and land-use planning systems combined with forward scenario testing to..

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