CityPlanner: Natural Hazard Edition
Bushfires and floods devastate thousands of Australians every year, costing the government millions of dollars and taking countless lives.
However, people still live and build in these areas. This raises the question: is there a way to get people to move out of harm’s way?
The goal of this project was to understand how financial tools and policies can impact town planning. We investigated a range of policies, such as land buy-backs and tax incentives using a land-use map of Adelaide to determine which of them worked best in reducing harm. Our findings can help town planners make better informed decisions on Australia’s future, protecting people from natural hazards.
Our built and natural environments
Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering