It's hurricane season again. With our reliance on mobile devices, social media, and GPS technology, crowdsourced disaster rescue efforts such as the Cajun Navy have become widespread and largely community-based. How does crowdsourced natural disaster rescue affect emergency response?
Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning and director of the College of Architecture’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, considers this growing phenomenon and its impact on emergency management planning.
Meyer's presentation took place at "Natural, Built, Virtual," the College of Architecture's 20th annual research symposium, Oct. 29, 2018.