Research leader

Prof Alan March
Prof Alan March Research Leader

Research team

Stephen Dovers
Prof Stephen Dovers Research Team
Holger Maier
Prof Holger Maier Research Team
Graeme Riddell
Dr Graeme Riddell Research Team
Prof Ruth Beilin Research Team
A/Prof Janet Stanley Research Team

End User representatives

Andrew Andreou End-User
Len Leslie End-User
Greg Nettleton End-User
Andrew Stark
Andrew Stark End-User
Aidan Galpin End-User
Ed Pikusa End-User
Mike Wouters
Mike Wouters End-User
Andrew Grear End-User
Georgina Cann End-User
Danielle Meggos End-User
David Butt End-User
David Boverman End-User
Jo Brooks End-User
Julie Hoy End-User
Luke Roberts End-User
Rolf Fenner End-User
Roy Thompson End-User
Santina Camroux End-User
Holly Foster
Dr Holly Foster End-User
Marcus Morgan End-User

This new project commenced in July 2017, and aims to produce new and innovative ways of integrating urban planning and natural hazard risk management. It will increase the understanding of what planning and emergency management can and cannot do, separately and in synergy, and develop new approaches to applying tools and methods available to planning systems to the design and management of communities as they change.

A range of fundamental challenges exist to the integration of planning with natural hazard risk management and the potential to build resilient processes for natural hazard risk management into integrated urban planning.

In the video below, project leader Prof Alan March discusses how urban populations can protect themselves from natural hazards.


Year Type Citation
2020 Book Stanley, J., March, A., Ogloff, J. & Thompson, J. Feeling the heat: International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition. Series on Climate Change and Society 319 (Vernon Press, 2020). at <>
2020 Book Chapter March, A., de Moraes, L. Nogueira & Stanley, J. Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice: Challenges for Australia and Its Neighbours 93-115 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). doi:
2020 Report March, A. et al. Integrated urban planning for natural hazard mitigation. (Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC, 2020).
2019 Conference Paper Riddell, G. et al. Future risk framework: understanding tomorrow’s risk and what we can do to reduce it . AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ - Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2019). at <>
2019 Conference Paper Pikusa, E. The mitigation exercise: a long term mitigation planning process, with a coastal flooding case study in Adelaide . AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ - Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2019). at <>
2019 Journal Article Killin, E. & March, A. Path dependency of the development contributions system. Planning News 45, (2019).
2019 Report March, A. et al. Integrating bushfire risk reduction and statutory mechanisms in South Australia. (Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC, 2019).
2019 Report March, A. & de Moraes, L. Nogueira. Integrated urban planning for natural hazard mitigation: annual report 2018-2019. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2019).
2018 Report March, A. et al. Practical and theoretical issues: integrating urban planning and emergency management. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2018).
2018 Report March, A. et al. Australian inquiries into natural hazard events. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2018).
Integrated Urban Planning for Natural Hazard Mitigation
18 Sep 2018
Urban Planning – UP systems have considerable potential to modify the impacts of natural hazards upon the...
AFAC19 poster
27 Aug 2019
Urban Planning systems have considerable potential: to modify the impacts of natural hazards upon the built...