Wildland-Urban Interface

Wildland-Urban Interface

Wildland-Urban Interface


“What is the border region between the wilderness and urban areas and why is it a resilience risk?”


In the human imagination, urban areas and wilderness are two distinct areas. However, in reality, there is a transition zone known as the Wildland-Urban Interface, where human populations mix with forests. Because these areas usually contain copious amounts of burnable fuel, living inside them creates a risk for wildfires to occur. As such urban planners, civil engineers, and policymakers will need to work together to minimize human presence in these areas.


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