Modeling dire wildfire circumstances can save lives

The increasing size and number of wildfires can lead to dire situations in which emergency managers must shift their focus from getting everyone out to simply minimizing human casualties.

Evacuating under dire wildfire scenarios

In 2018, the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise, California at an unprecedented rate. Officials had prepared an evacuation plan that required 3 hours to get residents to safety. The fire, bigger and faster than ...

How has COVID-19 changed 'superstar cities?'

Just over a year since the pandemic led to shut-downs and stay-at-home orders across the world, the rollout of vaccines and gradual reopening of long-shuttered parts of the economy have many wondering when life will return ...

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