Carless Evacuation Conference - Call For Presentations And Papers

Carless Evacuation Conference - Call For Presentations And Papers

University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans Transportation Center, in partnership
with the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission and the Regional
Transit Authority, is organizing a National Conference on Disaster
Planning for the Carless Society. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
revealed the importance of evacuation planning, especially for people
without the ability or means to drive. All cities in the United States
are vulnerable to natural and human caused disasters. The focus of
this conference is on evacuation planning for carless residents,
including the elderly, disabled, and transit dependent populations.
Our intent is to bring together government officials, professionals,
and experts to discuss how we can better prepare for those that are in
most need.

Presentations and/or Papers may focus on, but are not limited to :

-Transit and planning for evacuation purposes

-Evacuating the elderly homebound

-Evacuating disabled residents

-Evacuating residents from group homes and hospitals

-Evacuating institutionalized populations

-Accommodating special needs during evacuation

-Accommodating special needs at receiving locations

-Role of local, state, and federal government

-Role of metropolitan planning organizations

-Role of transit agencies and special needs transportation providers

-Intergovernmental cooperation for large scale evacuations

-Lessons learned from previous evacuations

Abstracts for presentations and/or papers are due August 15, 2006. You
must complete an abstract form at: The completed abstract
submission form must be emailed to Dr. John Renne at [email protected]

Authors will be notified by September 15, 2006 and papers will be due
Novmber 1, 2006. Authors who choose peer reviewed papers will receive
feedback about their papers by December 15, 2006. All final papers and
presentations will be due by January 15, 2007. All papers and
presentations will be published electronically on this website.

Please share this information with your colleagues.

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For more information contact:

John Renne
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive, 308 Math Building
New Orleans
LA 70148

Phone: 504-280-6592
Fax: 504-280-6272
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 6, 2006

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