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Disaster and emergency management systems in urban areas

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Resource type:Articles
Language:English
Keywords:Coordination, Governance, National & regional actors, Regional, Urban
Countries:United States of America
Author(s):Kapucu, N.
Date published:December 2011
Publisher:Cities
Pages:10pp

This article focuses on the factors shaping and constituting governance in urban/metropolitan emergency management. The main focus of the article is the multi-faceted inter-organizational relationships producing shared goals that are practiced at the local level, and specifically within the context of county-level metropolitan emergency management. The article presents a conceptual understanding of the governance concept, a brief summary of related research in the context of emergency management, and an example of the Orlando Metropolitan Area in the State of Florida for practical purposes.

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