Visit the Learning Centre to watch this webinar.
Free for TAC members and students
This webinar will present the challenges and opportunities of planning for mass evacuation, and address major issues related to natural disasters, vulnerable populations and ethics. It will highlight the use of flood risk and traffic microsimulation models to predict the evacuation-related impacts of different flood scenarios for the Halifax Peninsula. It will conclude with a discussion of model results, lessons learned, and potential countermeasures and strategies for mass evacuation.
Originally presented on November 6, 2018.
Dr. Ahsan Habib is an Associate Professor in transportation at Dalhousie University. He received a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto, and his research interests include mass evacuation modelling, microsimulation of urban systems and smarter mobility planning.
Dr. Habib is the founder of Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC), a CFI-sponsored lab under the Leaders Opportunity Grant program, and a founding fellow of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance. He has served on the U.S. Transportation Research Board’s committees for Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40), Travel Behaviour and Values (ADB10), and Effects of ICT on Travel Choices (ADB20). He is the vice-president of the International Professional Association of Transport & Health, the vice-chair of TAC’s Integrated Committee on Climate Change, and a member of TAC’s Urban Transportation Council and Transportation Planning and Research Standing Committee.
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or suitability of any information presented in the webinars and related materials (such as handouts, presentation documents and recordings); all such content is provided to TAC's members and webinar registrants on an ‘as is’ basis. TAC is not liable for any information provided by instructors and presenters of these webinars. TAC hereby disclaims all liability for any claims, losses, or damages in connection with use or application of these materials. TAC does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse the products or services of any firm, organization, or person. The information contained in these webinars and related materials is not intended to constitute legal advice or the rendering of legal, consulting, or other professional services of any kind. Users of these materials should not in any manner rely upon or construe the information or resource materials in these materials as legal, or other professional advice and should not act or fail to act based upon the information in these materials without seeking the services of a competent legal or other professional.