Presentation Title

The Effects of Climate Change on Rural- Urban Fringes Across the Globe

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

Urbanization and climate change are two of biggest issues for planet Earth in today's society. Climate change has intensified many natural disasters around the globe which, in turn, have directly affected urban centres and fringe areas. This change will continue in the future. The scope of this investigation is the challenges for urban planning in the rural-urban fringes that have been directly affected by natural disasters due to climate change. The natural disasters that are discussed are the Santa Barbara fires and mudslides, the Australian bush fires, and the water crisis in Africa. Research methods employed in this presentation are content analysis of peer- reviewed articles and literature reviews. The issues of urban fringe zones, urban ecosystems and urban climate change impacts arguably need to be given more consideration in urban planning. The objective of this report is to identify, address, and propose possible planning mitigation efforts for these areas. The conclusions reached are that there are significant changes in the fringe areas of the world that were caused by climate change and that many of these problems can be resolved or minimized with more environmental and societal management integration.

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Tom Waldichuk

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The Effects of Climate Change on Rural- Urban Fringes Across the Globe

Urbanization and climate change are two of biggest issues for planet Earth in today's society. Climate change has intensified many natural disasters around the globe which, in turn, have directly affected urban centres and fringe areas. This change will continue in the future. The scope of this investigation is the challenges for urban planning in the rural-urban fringes that have been directly affected by natural disasters due to climate change. The natural disasters that are discussed are the Santa Barbara fires and mudslides, the Australian bush fires, and the water crisis in Africa. Research methods employed in this presentation are content analysis of peer- reviewed articles and literature reviews. The issues of urban fringe zones, urban ecosystems and urban climate change impacts arguably need to be given more consideration in urban planning. The objective of this report is to identify, address, and propose possible planning mitigation efforts for these areas. The conclusions reached are that there are significant changes in the fringe areas of the world that were caused by climate change and that many of these problems can be resolved or minimized with more environmental and societal management integration.