TRB Webinar: Understanding Evacuation Behavior and Regional Resilience  

This webinar was posted on 11/07/2023

December 11, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)


Global positioning system (GPS) data, virtual reality (VR), games, and digital twin models are some of the latest technologies for understanding evacuation behaviors and regional resilience. These emerging data sources and methods can offer enhanced insight and confidence in decision making. TRB hosted a webinar on Monday, December 11, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern that featured three presentations on how these technologies are utilized as unique automated ways to understand both the transient evacuation behaviors during natural hazards and long-term resilience needs. Presenters shared how these new developments can be leveraged to benefit research, policy making, or transformed into business opportunities.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, and Business Continuity and the International Coordinating Council.

The slides are available. Please contact for a link to the recording. There may be a $90 fee.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. International perspective on evacuation modeling; examples of gaming and VR technologies – Erica Kuligowski, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

  2. Integrated resilience modeling framework with digital twin development – Youngsuk Kim, One Concern, Inc.

  3. Should we stay or leave now? Improving understanding of wildfire evacuation with large-scale GPS data – Xilei Zhao, University of Florida

  4. Question and answer session moderated by Bingyu Zhao, Vienna University of Technology

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  1. Leverage emerging data sources and modelling methods to better understand evacuation behaviors and regional resilience

  2. Identify the bias and limitations associated with each data source or method

  3. Communicate with experts in the field about the implementation or practical bottlenecks in delivering comprehensive assessments


Professional Development Hours

This webinar was delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA