Flood risk and the consequences for housing of a changing climate: an international perspective

Pryce, G. and Chen, Y. (2011) Flood risk and the consequences for housing of a changing climate: an international perspective. Risk Management, 13(4), pp. 228-246. (doi: 10.1057/rm.2011.13)

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Global warming is likely to increase the frequency and severity of floods due to the combined effects of increased precipitation, storminess, distorted regional weather patterns and rising sea levels. Damage to properties, temporary displacement of flooded populations and climate migration will pose major challenges for housing systems. This article explores the implications of increased flood risk for housing systems, by examining the reasons why flood risk is likely to be a growing factor in determining both the future demand for, and supply of, housing. In particular, the study investigates how flood risk will affect house prices, insurance, mortgage lending, displacement and climate migration, and further reflects on adaptation strategies.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pryce, Professor Gwilym and Chen, Dr Yu
Authors: Pryce, G., and Chen, Y.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Risk Management
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Online):1743-4637
Published Online:01 December 2011

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
471151Ideas FactoryGwilym PryceEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/F037716/1Urban Studies