Creating fire-resilient communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in Malibu, California

Thesis - MUD UC Berkeley
Time: 2018 - 2019
Advisor: Harrison Fraker, Tomas Mckay

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California’s wildfires are getting bigger, lasting longer, and causing more damage to homes and property. This professional report is about preventing the wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire and green infrastructure implementation in Malibu, California, by examining the fire history of California and two catastrophic fires of 2018, introducing several concepts such as WUI – wildland-urban interface and planning tools for WUI fire, and studying various relevant cases. Besides, the design strategies and a detailed design proposal of the shelterbelt for the Central Malibu to defend, adapt and mitigate future wildfires has been developed, after a series of fundamental site analysis. 
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