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An innovative approach to planning education for wicked climate change problems: A case study involving enhanced bushfire risk in periurban areas

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Davidson, JL, An innovative approach to planning education for wicked climate change problems: A case study involving enhanced bushfire risk in periurban areas, School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011, 28-29 June 2011, Hobart, pp. x-x. (2011) [Conference Extract]

Abstract

Climate change is described as a "super-wicked problem", inferring that it is a problem involving not only great complexity and deep uncertainties but also the urgency of time running out. Climate change is expected to exacerbate current levels of bushfire risk in the periurban areas of Australia's cities and so intensify the complexities of environmental planning. Such complex problems are making novel demands on planners' capacities. This paper describes an innovative WIKI platform that gives environmental planning students the opportunity to (i) develope their capacities for addressing complex climate change problems; and (ii) undertake strategic approaches to environmental planning. The WIKI approach involved small teams working collaboratively to critically analyse existing strategies and develop strategic frameworks aimed at increasing social-ecological resilience to bushfire risk in the study area. Subsequent review and reflection lead the authors to reframe their understanding.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Author:Davidson, JL (Dr Julie Davidson)
ID Code:70730
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-07-01
Last Modified:2011-07-01
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