Housing, households and climate change adaptation in the town camps of Alice Springs

Horne, R and Martel, A 2015, 'Housing, households and climate change adaptation in the town camps of Alice Springs' in Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik (ed.) Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, Wiley, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 289-296.


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Title Housing, households and climate change adaptation in the town camps of Alice Springs
Author(s) Horne, R
Martel, A
Year 2015
Title of book Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Editor(s) Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik
Start page 289
End page 296
Subjects Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Summary This chapter explores the adaptive capacity of Indigenous households using the case study area of the town camps of Alice Springs in central Australia. Jurisdictionally, Alice Springs is in the Northern Territory where, over the last 50 years, the frequency of extremely warm days and nights has increased and the average annual maximum temperature has increased by 0.12 °C per decade and the minimum temperature by 0.17 °C per decade. The town camps of Alice Springs comprise 18 communities of Aboriginal people located around this principal town in central Australia. Using social practices for comfort as a way of understanding how households adapt to changing climate and other dynamic factors around housing provision, a range of adaptive practices and vulnerabilities to climate change are revealed.
Copyright notice © 2015 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Keyword(s) Aboriginal people
Alice Springs
Australia
climate change
households
housing
town camps
DOI - identifier 10.1002/9781118845028.ch32
ISBN 9781118845011
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