Planning, building and insuring: Adaptation of built environment to climate change induced increased intensity of natural hazards

Short Summary of Resource
This report examines the likely impacts on the built environment of increased intensities in weather-related natural hazard events, in order to identify the possibilities of using the regulatory mechanisms of building construction, housing and planning in climate change adaptation
Detailed description of the resource
This study takes a case study approach to understanding the adaptation of the built environment to anticipated increased challenges of natural hazards in the climate change context. Where the market operates on short-term gains, such as where development continues in high risk location, mechanisms are needed to ensure that new property developments and infrastructure are constructed in a risk appropriate manner consistent with local hazards
CLIMATE AND WEATHER Extreme weather events, CLIMATE AND WEATHER Adaptation
Content Owners / Rights Holders
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Case study
Format of Resource
Relevant Sector
Built environment and infrastructure , Emergency management
Geographical Scope
Relevant LG Functional Area
Planning and development
Council Type
All council types
URL / DOI for resource access
Relevant Governance Indicator
Disaster management