[ASC-list] Adelaide Seminar- 26 July-Australia’s Country Towns in 2050

Liese Coulter l.coulter at griffith.edu.au
Tue Jul 17 05:56:33 UTC 2012

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
Country Towns and Climate Change: Moving from Vulnerable to Adaptable

Seminar by Professor Andrew Beer
University of Adelaide

Date: Thursday 26 July, 2012

Time: 4.30pm-5.30pm followed by refreshments
Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide.
RSVP: To http://beer-adelaide.eventbrite.com
Email: a.penny at griffith.edu.au

PDF (171KB)<http://www.adelaide.edu.au/churp/news/Seminar-Adelaide-Beer_V2.pdf>

Australia’s country towns face a new set of risks as both the direct and

indirect impacts of climate change threaten their livelihoods, challenge

exisiting social structures and impose additional burdens on government


Research shows that smaller and more remote communities tend to be

more vulnerable to the effects of climate change when compared with

the total population of settlements.

Many social factors including the structure of local industries, education

levels within the workforce and the size of the settlement will play an

important role in determining which centres are likely to survive beyond


This seminar will consider research outcomes and examine the

implications for planning and service provision now and over the coming


*About the speaker:*

Andrew Beer is Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional

Planning and Professor of Geography at the University of Adelaide. He has

published widely on issues of regional development in Australia and on the

operation of Australia’s housing markets.

He is known for the books Developing Australia’s Regions: Theory and

(UNSW Press, 2003) and Developing Locally: An International Comparison of

Local and Economic Development (Policy Press, 2003).

Current research projects include work on adaptation to climate risk in

Australia, rural and regional housing markets and the human dimensions of

environmental decision making.
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