1. bookVolume 9 (2017): Issue 3 (September 2017)
    Special Issue: Planning in the Rural Space Issue Editors: Antonín Vaishar, Hana Vavrouchová
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24 Feb 2009
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4 times per year
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Spatial Planning Experiences for Vulnerability Reduction in the Wildland-Urban Interface in Mediterranean European Countries

Published Online: 07 Oct 2017
Page range: 577 - 593
Received: 31 Jan 2017
Accepted: 26 Jul 2017
Journal Details
First Published
24 Feb 2009
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Expansion of the wildland-urban interface in countries in the European Mediterranean basin is increasing vulnerability to forest fires. Despite more effective extinction systems, this is still a growing problem. This article defends the importance of spatial planning (land-use and urban planning) and the need for systematic intervention to mitigate this wildfire risk. A critical review of the current situation, noting intervention focused on buildings and plots and insufficient action on intermediate spatial scales, is followed by the presentation of significant and relevant experiences in the European context.


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