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Are Relocatable Homes a Solution to Rising Sea Levels?

Michael Mackenzie
Created: 8/23/2011 - Updated: 8/16/2019

Abstract

Climate change predictions are forecasting higher sea levels and more storm surges and it's becoming increasingly difficult for local governments to approve plans for houses which may be threatened by rising sea water. The Victorian Government has another solution. Planing Minister Matthew Guy is insisting that houses on a strip of coastline in the west of the state be relocatable.

Published On

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Keywords

Scale: 
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Transportation / Infrastructure
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Suburban

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