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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Ondine Le Fur; Pierre Dérioz; Marielle Jappiot; Raphaele M. Blanchi
Publication Date: 2022

When large urban agglomerations are located in wildfire prone regions, adapting to the demographic changes while limiting wildfire vulnerability of communities is a challenge for urban planners and policy-makers. The most at-risk communities are found on the urban fringes of the city, a peri-urban crown so-called the wildland-urban interface (WUI). People who live in WUI are therefore directly exposed to consequences of urban planning decisions and its natural risk management, or failure to do so. To keep them safe, they have to prepare their property and themselves to a possible fire by considering the surrounding landscape and its wildfire risk patterns. How do these communities adapt to the local wildfire risk context when they are part of a big city? On what grounds do they build their local wildfire risk knowledge?

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Citation: Le Fur, Ondine; Dérioz, Pierre; Jappiot, Marielle; Blanchi, Raphaële M. 2022. How do the residents of a peri-urban metropolitan area perceive and adapt to their surrounding landscape; a socio-spatial study of the bushfire risk representation in greater Melbourne urban fringes. Environmental Sciences Proceedings 17(1):90.

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  • Australia
  • FAC - fire adapted communities
  • metropolitan area
  • risk perception
  • social study
  • wildfire risk perception
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FRAMES Record Number: 67553