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Resilience Planning for Wildfires

This course explores the history of wildfire management, the factors that increase the threat of wildfires, and how communities can incorporate resilience thinking to plan for wildfires.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (58 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2021
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2.
    A Brief History of Wildfire Management
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    3.
    Environmental Factors Driving Wildfire Threats
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    4.
    Social and Economic Factors Driving Wildfire Threats
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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    Resilience Planning for Wildfires
    Chapter Duration 15 mins
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    6.
    Firewise Development
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Conclusion
    Chapter Duration 2 mins

Course Description

The last several years have seen increasing damage and disruption caused by forest fires across the globe, in locations as far apart as Australia and California. The effects of climate change, such as persistent drought and extreme heat, contribute to the threat posed by fires, but so do the development patterns that have driven U.S. growth for over a century. All these factors and more increase the need to think differently about planning for, and responding to, wildfires. 

This course explores the history of wildfire management, the factors that increase the threat of wildfires, and how communities can incorporate resilience thinking to plan for wildfires.

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including 1 Sustainability and Resilience credit. 

AIA CES

This course is 1 LU.

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Chris Holtkamp

Chris Holtkamp

Chris Holtkamp is a certified planner and is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

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