Teaching Case Studies on Earthquake Preparedness Efforts in the Transportation Sector, Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

This project will develop a case study series to focus students at the graduate level and in-service professionals on issues of emergency planning for earthquakes affecting the transportation sector. Empirically, the series will focus on California, which has organized a year-long awareness campaign built around the "ShakeOut" scenario -in which a catastrophic earthquake emanating from the southern San Andreas Fault affects the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The cases will examine related planning efforts, with attention to three key elements of emergency preparedness: (1) Mitigation (i.e., what is being done in advance to secure transportation structures); (2) Response (i.e., how transportation and emergency management agencies are planning to respond to the consequences of a major earthquake and how different modes of transportation will be utilized in response efforts); and (3) Recovery (i.e., what plans are in place for rebuilding the transportation infrastructure post-event).


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Harvard University

      Kennedy School of Government, 79 JFK Street
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02138-0000
    • Principal Investigators:

      Howitt, Arnold

    • Start Date: 20090401
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24537

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480776
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, HVDE21-13
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:02AM