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Adjunct instructor explores urban emergency management

Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century
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Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century

By: Thomas Henkey, School of Public Service

"Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century" examines the concepts and practices of emergency management in the context of the complex challenges faced by the contemporary city. The book provides insight across all phases of emergency management, including all-hazards approaches, providing valuable information to both students and experienced practitioners.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century
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A review of the existing literature revealed two critical gaps. The first was a lack of written material geared specifically towards cities and the urban environment. The second was the communications void between practitioners and academics. "Urban Emergency Management" is a very conscious effort to begin bridging each of these gaps.

Persuade someone to read your book in less than 50 words:

Fifty-five percent of the world's population - and growing - now lives in cities. Effective management of natural, manmade, and hybrid hazards in these urban centers will be one of the great challenges of our young century. "Urban Emergency Management" represents a key step on the path to addressing these evolving threats.

About the author:

Thomas Henkey is an adjunct instructor in the School of Public Service and director of emergency management for Titan Security Group. He was previously the senior emergency management coordinator for the City of Chicago, where he was responsible for disaster planning and response, as well as special events, physical-security, infrastructure, transportation and antiterrorism analysis. Henkey is a certified emergency manager, a certified institutional protection manager, and holds undergraduate degrees from St. Louis University and a master's degree in emergency and disaster management from American Military University.

Publisher, publication date, length:

Elsevier, October 2017, 260 pages

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