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Resilience Seminar – Household Response in Large-Scale Evacuation

Speaker: Michael K. Lindell, emeritus professor, Texas A&M University; affiliate professor, University of Washington. 

Accurate modeling of large-scale evacuations, such as hurricane evacuations, requires an understanding of how households decide whether and when to evacuate. In turn, this requires a level of collaboration between social scientists and transportation engineers that began nearly 40 years ago but is still progressing slowly. This presentation will describe an integrative summary of research on this topic by two social scientists and two transportation engineers. The presentation will address evacuation demand (time-dependent departure rates), evacuation logistics (evacuation routes, destinations, and accommodations), evacuation demand management strategies, and evacuation zone reentry.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Owen Hall, 106
1501 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

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Lecture or Presentation

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Community, Faculty and Staff, Student

Civil and Construction Engineering
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Haizhong Wang

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