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City evacuations: their pedagogy and the need for an inter-disciplinary approach

Preston, J and Kolokitha, M (2015) 'City evacuations: their pedagogy and the need for an inter-disciplinary approach.' In: Preston, J, Binner, J, Branicki, L, Galla, T, Jones, N, King, J, Kolokitha, M and Smyrnakis, M, eds. City evacuations: an interdisciplinary approach. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9783662438763

Abstract

We consider an overview of city evacuation policy with particular reference to the United Kingdom and using a conceptual framework which considers evacuations and invacuations to be pedagogical. Taking an historical perspective, with a focus on the United Kingdom, the chapter considers the reasons for a gradual move from a policy of city evacuation in WWII towards an ‘invacuation’ policy in the Cold War. It then explores more recent policies of ‘flexible response’ to a range of contingencies with mixed invacution / evacuation policies being proposed. We illustrate this with an examination of websites for evacuation / invacuation preparedness in UK cities. Recent trends in mobility, social media and communication technologies present increasing interdisciplinary problems for evacuation modelling.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 14:04
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