City Evacuations: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Galla, T., Jones, N., King, J., Kolokitha, M., Smyrnakis, M. (Eds.)

  • Presents new approaches to evacuation dynamics that draw on both quantitative and qualitative data by using real world case studies and modeling
  • Addresses questions of complexity, examining the increasing challenges for cities and emergency responders
  • Examines factors such as private / public partnerships, social media, new methods of technological intervention and diverse media
  • Aiming at readers involved in evacuation research, emergency planning or interfaces between the physical and social sciences
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Evacuating a city is a complex problem that involves issues of governance, preparedness education, warning, information sharing, population dynamics, resilience and recovery. As natural and anthropogenic threats to cities grow, it is an increasingly pressing problem for policy makers and practitioners.

The book is the result of a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the physical and social sciences to consider how an interdisciplinary approach can help plan for large scale evacuations. It draws on perspectives from physics, mathematics, organisation theory, economics, sociology and education. Importantly it goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and considers how interdisciplinary methods are necessary to approach a complex problem involving human actors and increasingly complex communications and transportation infrastructures.

Using real world case studies and modelling the book considers new approaches to evacuation dynamics. It addresses questions of complexity, not only in terms of theory, but examining the latest challenges for cities and emergency responders. Factors such as social media, information quality and visualisation techniques are examined to consider the ‘new’ dynamics of warning and informing, evacuation and recovery.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • City Evacuations: Their Pedagogy and the Need for an Inter-disciplinary Approach

    Preston, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Unpacking the Impacts of Social Media Upon Crisis Communication and City Evacuation

    Branicki, Layla J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Simulation of Information Spreading Following a Crisis

    King, James (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • Quantitative Decision-Making Rules for the Next Generation of Smarter Evacuations

    Fry, John (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Decentralized Optimisation of Resource Allocation in Disaster Management

    Smyrnakis, Michalis (et al.)

    Pages 89-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
City Evacuations: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • John Preston
  • Jane Binner
  • Layla Branicki
  • Tobias Galla
  • Nick Jones
  • James King
  • Magdalini Kolokitha
  • Michalis Smyrnakis
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43877-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43877-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43876-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51236-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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