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Living on the edge : economic, institutional and management perspectives on wildfire hazard in the urban interface

Author: Austin Troy; Roger G Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007.
Series: Advances in the economics of environmental resources, v. 6.
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Wildfires are a fact of life throughout many arid and semi-arid regions, such as the American West. With growing population pressures in these regions, human communities are increasingly developing in so-called "urban-wildland interface zones," where severe fire driven ecosystems co-exist uneasily with humans and their property. This edited volume addresses this problem-and its potential solutions-from an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Living on the edge.
Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007
(OCoLC)124024681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Troy; Roger G Kennedy
ISBN: 0080488110 9780080488110
OCLC Number: 441811568
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 253 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover --
Copyright page --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
List of Contributors --
Chapter 1. Introduction: Finding Solutions to the Urban-Wildland Fire Problem in a Changing World --
Book Summary --
References --
Part I: Institutions and Policy --
Chapter 2. Forest Fire History: Learning from Disaster --
The American Tradition of Correcting Bad Policy: When it is Apparent how bad it has been --
Fire, Pain and Policy --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 3. Fire Policy in the Urban-Wildland Interface in the United States: What are the Issues and Possible Solutions? --
Introduction --
New Policy Initiatives --
The Australian Experience --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 4. Wildfire Hazard Mitigation as ''Safe'' Smart Growth --
Wildfire Hazard Mitigation as ''Safe'' Smart Growth --
What is Safe Smart Growth? --
Getting to Safe Smart Growth in the Wildland-Urban Interface --
Conclusions and Directions for Future Research --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 5. Practical and Institutional Constraints on Adopting Wide-Scale Prescribed Burning: Lessons from the Mountains of California --
Introduction --
Reasons for Bringing fire Back --
Facing Constraints: Can Fire be Returned to the Landscape in a Controlled Fashion? --
When and Where Should fire be Brought back to the Landscape in the form of Prescribed Fire? --
Summary --
References --
Part II: The Economics of Hazards --
Chapter 6. The Effects of Wildfire Disclosure and Occurrence on Property Markets in California --
Introduction --
Policy Background --
Study Methods --
Results --
Discussion --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Chapter 7. Wildfire Underwriting in California: An Industry Perspective --
Notes --
Chapter 8. A Tale of Two Policies: California Programs that Unintentionally Promote Development in Wildland Fire Hazard Zones --
Introduction --
Fair Plan --
Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Mapping --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Part III: Community Involvement --
Chapter 9. Community Involvement in Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Management: Community Based Fire Management, Fire Safe Councils and Community Wildfire Protection Plans --
Defining Community-Based fire Management --
The Status of CBFiM Today --
CBFiM in Action: California's Fire Safe Council and Fire Safe Council Clearinghouse --
Defining ''Community'' and ''Community-Based'' --
Sense of Ownership in CBFiM --
Communication and Information in CBFiM --
Community Wildfire Protection Plans in the Western United States --
Challenges to Institutional Support and Implementation --
Conclusion: The Current State of Knowledge and Need for Future Research --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 10. Human Communities and Wildfires: A Review of Research Literature and Issues --
Formal Community Relationships: Networks of Stakeholders --
A Sense of Community: Informal Social Relationships --
Communication and Education --
Discussion --
References --
Part IV: Management and Ecology --
Chapter 11. Modeling Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Di.
Series Title: Advances in the economics of environmental resources, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Troy, Roger G. Kennedy.

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