Survey of planners about disasters — please help

Planning for catastrophic events – how to evacuate population? Potential events include industrial accidents, train derailments, pipeline explosions, severe storms, floods, earthquakes, terrorism or other emergencies. Community planning and transportation […]

Planning for catastrophic events – how to evacuate population? Potential events include industrial accidents, train derailments, pipeline explosions, severe storms, floods, earthquakes, terrorism or other emergencies. Community planning and transportation modeling are relevant to preparedness.

Please consider helping with this disaster research by the University of Hawaii. We have been asked by Dr. Karl Kim of the UH Department of Urban and Regional Planning to invite survey participation by the HMDR Division of APA and this LinkedIn group. Dr. Kim is also executive director of the university’s National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, a major provider of training nationally and internationally.

The purpose of the brief (10-minute) online survey is to help identify needs for training concerning the tools, techniques and skills needed to conduct successful evacuation planning for catastrophic events. Data collected in this survey will be used to identify unmet needs, training gaps and requirements for evacuation planning. It will also be used for academic research purposes.

Link to online survey:
https://manoahawaiiss.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_37uYs1PkY3QEsmh

The first page of the survey includes further background info and contact persons if you have questions.