This workshop focuses on the needs of socially and economically vulnerable populations during recovery after a disaster. Presentations examine current research, practitioner experience, innovative pilot projects, and capacity building in transportation agencies for recovery work after a disaster. An interactive component will collect priorities for future research and ideas for effective dissemination of current knowledge in this critical subfield.
Connecting Transportation and Disaster Planning
Elizabeth Fischer, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)Show Abstract
Both the transportation and emergency management communities plan; but there is a difference in time and scale for what “planning” means to each. This discussion will address the nuances of WHEN planning begins and HOW is it addressed in each professional community. Then it will move to WHY it is important to get transportation planning at the same table as emergency management. The conversation will close with how to get both communities speaking the same time scales and issues with a common language that uses the same meanings.
The Role of Regional Development Organizations in Post-Disaster Recovery
Chuck Wemple, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Incorporation of Vulnerable Populations into Disaster Recovery: Key Sociological Findings and Questions for Transportation Planning
Michelle Meyer, Louisiana State UniversityShow Abstract
Sociologists have contributed greatly to our understanding of societal perceptions, use, and coordination of transportation resources for disasters. A bulk of this research looks at evacuation as a key transportation issue. This presentation will review sociological research on disaster recovery, transportation, and stratification related to income, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, and language. Examples from the presenter’s research with organizations in six different communities dealing with disaster recovery will be incorporated to illustrate concerns, complications, and points of clarity among practitioners and researchers.
Assessing the Emergency Transportation-focused Impacts of Aging Populations' Recovery Needs.
Eren Ozguven, Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering
Smart, Shared and Social: Enhancing All-Hazards Recovery Plans with Demand Management Technologies
John MacArthur, Portland State University
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