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Planning for Wildfires (PAS 529/530)

By Jim Schwab, Stuart Meck, Jamie Simone

When should you permit development in wildfire-prone areas and how should those developments be designed to mitigate wildfire risks? This report summarizes best practices.

Published by APA Planning Advisory Service, 2005

Format: Paperback, 124 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-932364-07-1

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Wildfires are both dangerous and costly, yet people continue to build in wildfire-prone areas. This poses challenges for governments and planners, who must decide whether to permit development in such areas and how best to design developments that are allowed. This report explores both issues, outlining how knowledge of wildfire risks can be incorporated into comprehensive planning and identifying best practices for development in at-risk areas.

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