Melbourne's Bushfires: time to reflect new urban strategies

Melbourne's Bushfires: isn't it time to reflect new urban strategies?

Presentation at Process@Loop: Responses to Bushfire, May 4 2009. Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne.

As harsh climate conditions with its disastrous consequences become more frequent, Australian authorities and politicians are now quick to name climate change as a contributing factor. In view of a future increasingly exposed to a harsher climate, calls for the review of emergency laws, the upgrading of fire evacuation plans and building regulations are been considered. However, are these expedient responses dealing with the complex issue of suburban and outer suburban living?


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