Victoria is the most vulnerable part of the most fire-vulnerable continent, yet it has still to come to
grips with the threats that fire poses. Michael Buxton writes that a lack of integrated and strategic planning in outer urban areas will continue to put homes and lives at risk in one of the most exposed cities in the world….
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Michael Buxton is Professor Environment and Planning at RMIT University, and advised the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission on land use planning for bushfires.