Mapping potential risk for housing damage from ground movement due to climate change

Leao,S 2014, Mapping potential risk for housing damage from ground movement due to climate change, International journal of environmental science and development, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 387-392, doi: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.515.

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Title Mapping potential risk for housing damage from ground movement due to climate change
Author(s) Leao,S
Journal name International journal of environmental science and development
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 387
End page 392
Total pages 6
Publisher International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
Place of publication Singapore
Publication date 2014
ISSN 2010-0264
Keyword(s) risk management
housing damage
climate change
TMI
Summary The performance of footings in residential construction is influenced by the degree of ground movement, particularly in reactive soils, which is driven by the magnitude of change in soil moisture. New patterns of climate are affecting residential foundations and causing serious and expensive damage. This paper produces a map of potential risk for housing damage from ground movement due to climate change. Using a geographic information system, it combines information on (1) soil moisture change related to climate, using TMI as the indicator, and (2) population growth. Preliminary results, having Victoria, Australia, in the last decade as the case study, suggest that effects of climate change on soil, and resulting impacts on house foundations, are not being taken into consideration in current planning strategies for urban development. Most of the urban growth priority zones in the study area are susceptible to medium and high risk for damage. Producing new and renovated buildings that are durable in the long term is essential for the economy, environment and social welfare. The map presented here can assist policies and strategies towards urban resilience in the context of climate change.
Language eng
DOI 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.515
Field of Research 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870104 Residential Construction Planning
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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