Limitations and Opportunities of Spatial Planning to Enhance Wildfire Risk Reduction: Evidences from Portugal | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Enero 2023
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
LP-midp003287
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© 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article

Spatial planning potential for reducing natural risks including wildfires is widely recognized. This research is focused on Portugal, a wildfire-prone country in southern Europe, where the competencies for spatial planning lie on four geographical levels: (i) the national and regional levels, with a strategic nature, set the general goals or the agenda of principles for spatial planning and (ii) the inter-municipal and municipal levels use regulative land-use planning instruments. There is a trend to bring together spatial planning and wildfire management policies. Thus, this paper aims to identify which are the main difficulties and which are the major opportunities, regarding the implementation of the new Integrated Management System for Rural Fires (IMSRF) and the challenge of integrating wildfire risk reduction in the Portuguese spatial planning framework. Through a survey of municipal professionals with experience in applying the legislation of both policies, the major difficulties and the opportunities of alignment of these two spheres are identified, which can be extrapolated for the whole country or countries in a similar context.

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Tedim, FantinaSamora-Arvela, AndréCoimbra, CatarinaAranha, JoséCorreia, FernandoPinto, Diogo M.Figueiras, CéliaMagalhães, Cláudia

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MDPI AG, a publisher of open-access scientific journals, was spun off from the Molecular Diversity Preservation International organization. It was formally registered by Shu-Kun Lin and Dietrich Rordorf in May 2010 in Basel, Switzerland, and maintains editorial offices in China, Spain and Serbia. MDPI relies primarily on article processing charges to cover the costs of editorial quality control and production of articles. Over 280 universities and institutes have joined the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program; authors from these organizations pay reduced article processing charges.

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