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Urbanization of an Alpine Environment

Verity H. Male

 

Geographic focus: Australia / Victoria


Date completed: 2003


Alpine ecosystems are fragile and present a unique challenge to developers who wish create communities within them without damaging the local environment. Verity Male, a student in Victoria, Australia, assessed development of Dinner Plain, a township located in Australia’s alpine region. Verity used GIS to map land use, geological features, and topography. Analysis of these maps suggests that Dinner Plain is a successful development in the alpine region.


Topics / keywords: Development; Alpine Ecosystems  


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