Teaching Case Studies on Emergency Evacuation

This project will develop two teaching case studies on the policy and institutional dimensions of emergency evacuation planning and/or implementation. One case will focus on the actual experience of the metropolitan area of Houston during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The other case will deal with evacuation planning in another major metropolitan area. Each case study developed for this project will inform the student about a specific situation, providing background data, information about events, and policy dilemmas still confronting the area. It will then place the student in the position of devising and assessing policy and implementation options to evacuation capabilities. The experience of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in 2005 dramatized the need for better planning for emergency evacuation in major metropolitan areas in the United States and has spurred planning efforts in many locales. The case studies in this project will be used as curriculum materials for training transportation, planning, and public policy/administration students at the graduate level, as well as in-service professionals, to deal with this issue more effectively.


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    • Status: Completed
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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: 20080901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19929

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480789
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, HVDE20-14
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:02AM