Local Urban Communities and Extreme Weather Events: Mapping Social Vulnerability to Flood

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Title Local Urban Communities and Extreme Weather Events: Mapping Social Vulnerability to Flood
Author Baum, Scott; Horton, Stephen Eric George; Low Choy, Darryl Charles
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
Editor Christine Smith
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Associaton Inc
Abstract Interest in the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on regions throughout the world has taken on a new and more urgent focus in recent years. As attention has turned to understanding climate change adaptation, researches have begun considering the ways in which social vulnerability to climate related events can be understood and analysed so as to aid in policy development. This paper continues this growing research theme by developing a social vulnerability index for flood using the Gold Coast region as an example. Using data from a variety of sources the paper illustrates how when the social dimension of flood vulnerability is incorporated into an understanding of the physical threat of flood, a more meaningful focus on potential adaptation measures is attained.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.anzrsai.org/system/files/f1/f54/o300//Baum_Horton_LowChoy.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 ANZRSAI. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 14
Issue Number 3
Page from 251
Page to 273
ISSN 1324-0935
Date Accessioned 2009-07-17
Date Available 2011-11-07T06:54:14Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program; Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Urban Policy; Urban and Regional Planning
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/25748
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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