University of Canberra
Research Projects
Mainstreaming fire and emergency management across policy sectors: joint research and policy learning
State/Territory: ACT

This project is a sub component of a three-year research project with ANU and RMIT University to identify legal, urban and regional planning policy and administrative structures and processes to enhance integration of the fire and emergency management imperative across policy sectors, agencies and portfolios ('mainstreaming'). The primary focus of the University of Canberra contribution is on the urban and regional planning dimensions to better enable / integrate mainstreaming of emergency management. The research process will be highly inclusive of agencies and key policy officials to ensure relevance and practicality of outcomes and the understanding of ownership of the research and its outcomes. The ACT is one of the case studies. The outcome of the research will be to identify 'leading' practice in urban planning for bushfire risk and more broadly emergency management in urban, semi urban and regional settlements. This will form the basis of an education module for professional and on going training on planning and bushfires risk with application more broadly for emergency management in the context of climate change.

Geographic location:
Canberra
Research theme:
Climate Change and Sustainability
Organisation:
Urban and Regional Planning, University of Canberra
Collaborator:
Prof Steve Dovers, Australian National University and Prof John Handmer, RMIT University
Funding agency:
Bushfire CRC
Main researchers:
Prof Steve Dovers, Australian National University and Prof John Handmer, RMIT University
Timing:
01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2013