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Urban planning on the forest fringe

The wildfire in the Fort McMurray region has many people thinking about how to protect forested communities from fire. In this article from the University of Alberta News, the role of municipal planning and community mitigation projects are discussed. Every community's response should be different and based on their local circumstances, and the article highlights some of the unique factors that complicate matters for Fort McMurray.