Urban/Rural Design

Building a Wildfire Resistant Home

“A new home built to wildfire-resistant codes can be constructed for roughly the same cost as a typical home.” -Headwaters Economics

From the source:

“This study finds negligible cost differences between a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features.”

Hawaii Futures Main Page

“An evolving online resource for the advancement of Hawaiian Urbanism. Presents a transformational, forward-thinking, "100-year" framework for urban redevelopment and ecosystem restoration. Serves to catalyze a larger discussion around the role urban design can play in creating resilient places to live.”

Community Wildfire Safety Through Regulation: A Best Practices Guide for Planners and Regulators

A manual that clearly outlines the most vital resources for planners and regulators concerned with fire mitigation around residences. This is a comprehensive source for learning about fire risk, adopting fire regulations, and implementing those regulations.