Presentation Title

The Effects Of Climate Change On The Rural-Urban Fringe Globally

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

Urbanization and climate change are considered two of biggest issues regarding planet Earth today. There are multiple reasons why urban planning in general, specifically fringe areas, urban ecosystems, and climate change are often not fully integrated into more traditional urban planning. This is because of the challenges with urban planning, two of these problems are; the environment and ecology of the fringe area, and the interaction of climate change and cities. Climate change has caused many natural disasters around the global which have directly affected urban centers and fringe areas. This presentation will focus on the challenges accompanied with urban planning in the rural urban fringe, and natural disasters that have directly affected these fringe areas due to climate change. The natural disasters that will be discussed are the Santa Barbara fires and mudslides, the Australian fires that are related to the drought season in Australia, and the water crisis in Africa. The research methods that are employed in this report are, content analysis of peer reviewed articles and literary reviews. The issues of urban fringe zones, urban ecosystems and urban climate change impacts arguably need to be given more consideration in urban planning. This research seeks a solution to the urban planning issues of the rural-urban fringe and to mitigate the effects of climate change on these areas.

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Tom Waldichuk

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The Effects Of Climate Change On The Rural-Urban Fringe Globally

Urbanization and climate change are considered two of biggest issues regarding planet Earth today. There are multiple reasons why urban planning in general, specifically fringe areas, urban ecosystems, and climate change are often not fully integrated into more traditional urban planning. This is because of the challenges with urban planning, two of these problems are; the environment and ecology of the fringe area, and the interaction of climate change and cities. Climate change has caused many natural disasters around the global which have directly affected urban centers and fringe areas. This presentation will focus on the challenges accompanied with urban planning in the rural urban fringe, and natural disasters that have directly affected these fringe areas due to climate change. The natural disasters that will be discussed are the Santa Barbara fires and mudslides, the Australian fires that are related to the drought season in Australia, and the water crisis in Africa. The research methods that are employed in this report are, content analysis of peer reviewed articles and literary reviews. The issues of urban fringe zones, urban ecosystems and urban climate change impacts arguably need to be given more consideration in urban planning. This research seeks a solution to the urban planning issues of the rural-urban fringe and to mitigate the effects of climate change on these areas.