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Urban Vulnerability in Sydney: Policy and Institutional Ambiguities in Bushfire Protection

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Abstract:

Despite the inevitability of the bushfires hazard across the Sydney region, a mismatch exists between reactive technological fixes and proactive social programs which have far-reaching vulnerability and governance consequences. This paper questions the adequacy of current policy and action, revealing contradictions and tensions that expose Sydney's vulnerability and have implications for other Australian cities.

Keywords: Bushfire; Sydney; urban planning; urban vulnerability

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08111140500400331

Affiliations: University of Queensland, School of Geography Planning and Architecture, Brisbane, Australia

Publication date: 2005-12-01

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