Climate change poses significant threats to the nation’s infrastructure, a research plan released today by the Australian Government shows. The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Settlements and Infrastructure says climate change is likely to result in increased damage to buildings, energy, telecommunications, transport and water infrastructure and services.
The Research Plan identifies research priorities in four main areas – urban planning and management, built environment, vulnerable coastal communities and infrastructure. In response to the plan, the Federal Government has announced $6.5 million for climate change research into the potential risk. This research is aimed at helping Australia’s towns and cities prepare for unavoidable climate change.
To download a copy of the research plan see www.nccarf.edu.au
Also in UDFQ 90: June 2010:
- Space for thought: the role of urban design on the Gallipoli Underpass
- ‘CABE DownUnder’ update
- Australia Award for Urban Design update
- Urban design – more than the ordinary and obvious!
- Fourth Australian New Urbanism Congress
- Street elevations – a critical element of the approval process?
- Reflections on ACNU Congress 2010
- Inspired by the conference
- International speakers of great value
- The next conversation
- Subtropical design in South East Queensland - handbook for planners, developers and decision-makers
- Moving people – solutions for a growing Australia
- ‘Climate design’ AECOM and Professor Peter Droege
- Integrated transport?
- Sustainability and urban design
- Urban design: small is beautiful
- Conferences, etc