Understanding Wildfires

Project Start Year
2021
Project Area of Research
Project Description

Wildfires have become a reoccurring phenomenon in the South of France and in California. Our proposed work focusses on the boundaries of fires between suburban development and fire prone terrains that are covered by forests, grassland or chaparral in three CAL-FIRE districts within the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team will conduct ten-day residences in each of the three districts to record and communicate the conditions in burn-out areas of recent fires through images, drawings and text. The objective is to create a foundation for public policy on urban fringe developments in areas with high risk of wildfires. 

UC PI
Peter Bosselmann
Peter Bosselmann
City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
France PI
Catherine Rannou
Catherine Rannou
École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris-Val de Seine