Supervisors: Associate Professor Glen Hill, Dr Peter Armstrong (Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney), Mr Justin Leonard (CSIRO), John Schauble
Bushfires, along with floods, tsunami, cyclones, earthquakes, etc, are defined as natural hazards. When the built environment is placed within areas susceptible to these weather events, human settlement is invariably negatively affected. Loss of life and damage to property are possible consequences and yet people continue to choose to live in these areas. This research seeks to investigate occupants’ perception of the bushfire risk of their homes and immediate environs.