Building fire resilience in New Zealand: lessons learnt from the 2009 Victorian bushfires
The 2017 wildfires in the Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand, highlight the risk posed by fire adding to the portfolio of natural hazard risks facing New Zealanders. Traditionally, New Zealand places stronger emphasis on seismic and hydro-meteorological perils as they are more prevalent in the...
Strategic action and planning change: regulatory changes and bushfire resilience
This research paper aims to provide better understanding of the manner in which changes occur via strategic planning.
Finding appropriate participation in urban planning for reduction of disaster risks
This research paper aims to explore the potential to improve the role and effectiveness of urban planning in decreasing disaster risk. It suggests that risks associated with disasters will be reduced if certain urban planning and disaster management theories and practices are integrated, focussing particularly...