Asset Based Community Development and Pro-poor Asset-based Climate Change Adaptation: Briefing paper # 1

The Briefing Paper series of the ‘Rental housing, climate change and adaptive capacity: a case study of Newcastle NSW’ project seeks to provide readers with access to current research on rental sector adaptation to climate change. Briefing Papers produced by the project team are working documents that provide a forum on theoretical, methodological and practical issues related to climate change adaption in rental housing.

Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Deterioration of Concrete Infrastructure

This report documents mechanisms of deterioration in concrete structures and approaches to modelling concrete corrosion under climate change conditions.  The report is over 600 pages and can be downloaded in four parts:


Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A guidebook for Development Planners

Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners (the Guidebook) provides a detailed treatment of climate concerns in coastal areas. The Guidebook proposes an approach for assessing vulnerability to climate change and climate variability, developing and implementing adaptation options, and integrating options into programs, development plans, and projects at the national and local levels. This is known as a vulnerability and adaptation or V&A approach.

Role of Exposure in Projected Residential Building Cyclone Risk for the Australian Region

The paper presents a methodology to analyse the direct impact of tropical cyclone hazard on communities in northern Australia. The study focuses on the maximum potential intensity (MPI) of the cyclonic wind hazard, and location. Storm surge impacts were developed using a simple relationship between intensity and storm surge height and mid-point sea-level rise projections. The impact on residential building stock of severe wind and storm surge hazards associated with IPCC climate change scenarios is considered.

Moving Boundaries: Managing Development in Regional Coastal Councils in South Australia

In this scoping study a total of twenty development professionals and Councillors on Development Assessment Panels [DAPs] from ten regional Local Government Organisations with coastal frontage were interviewed. The structured interviews were conducted from July to October 2010 and addressed climate change adaptation, amenity migration and new residential developments through a range of themes including capacity, attitudes and perceptions, processes, actions and intentions, and motivators and barriers. A small selection of stakeholders were also interviewed.

Coastal Community Advisory Committee: Issues and Options Paper 2010

A white paper on potential land use planning adaptation actions available in Victoria. Provides some useful discussion on policy options.

Climate-Resilient Industrial Development Paths:Design Principles and Alternative Models

This paper explores the broad contours of climate resilient industrial development paths. It defines development as an increase in local capacities for production and innovation and argues that the overarching goal of development is the generation of sustainable livelihoods.