Planning for climate change adaptation: a review of current initiatives in Australia

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Title Planning for climate change adaptation: a review of current initiatives in Australia
Author Serrao-Neumann, Silvia; Harman, Ben; Leitch, Anne; Crick, Florence; Low Choy, Darryl Charles
Publication Title Planning for climate change adaptation: a review of current initiatives in Australia
Year Published 2011
Abstract Australian urban settlements are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts including extreme weather events and sea level rise. Regions across Australia have inherited a legacy of past planning decisions that place a significant number of urban settlements at an increased risk of harm from climate change impacts. Planning has a central role in reducing this risk through both climate adaptation and mitigation. This paper contributes to inform planning education for climate change by specifically investigating approaches to public engagement in adaptation initiatives implemented by local authorities in the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia. It uses a comparative case study approach to analyse such initiatives and identify critical challenges to public engagement, particularly related to adapting to coastal hazards. The findings indicate that a range of approaches to public engagement have been adopted by planners when implementing climate adaptation initiatives. The paper concludes by proposing a set of strategies that can inform planning practice in the context of public engagement and climate adaptation.
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Published Yes
Publisher URI http://anzaps.net/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 ANZAPS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Conference name World Planning School Congress 2011
Location Perth
Date From 2011-07-04
Date To 2011-07-08
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40787
Date Accessioned 2011-09-07
Date Available 2012-08-15T23:10:13Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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