The Future of Disaster Management in the U.S.: Rethinking Legislation, Policy, and Finance

Join the MACEM to honor the work of our Emergency Management colleagues, especially Amy Crabill, Ph.D. and Mark Landahl, Ph.D.  Both Mark and Amy are a part of the MACEM Adjunct Faculty. All textbook proceeds go to Team Rubicon, a disaster response veteran's service organization.  Order yours today! U.S. congressional debates over the last few … Continue reading The Future of Disaster Management in the U.S.: Rethinking Legislation, Policy, and Finance

The Hope Trunk: An Offering of Positive Education

Developed by the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, The Hope Trunk: An Offering of Positive Education provides educators a unique and meaningful classroom learning resource. The Hope Trunk is a traveling exhibit that contains educational materials and memorial items from the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma … Continue reading The Hope Trunk: An Offering of Positive Education

Private Participation in U.S. Infrastructure: The Role of PPP Units

By: R. Richard Geddes, Carter B. Casady October 26, 2016 | American Enterprise Institute Key Points: The United States suffers from an array of endemic infrastructure problems.  When properly executed, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help address those problems. The United States lags behind other industrialized countries in PPP use.  This may stem from traditional project … Continue reading Private Participation in U.S. Infrastructure: The Role of PPP Units

Not All Wounds Are Visible: Recovery in Joplin, MO

“Five years ago, the town of Joplin, Missouri was forever changed by a nearly mile-wide EF5 tornado.  The tornado killed 158 people, injured 1,100+ and caused damages totaling $2.8 billion” (Wheatley, 2016).  Response and recovery efforts in Joplin were coordinated between all levels of government, non-profit, private sector, and faith based organizations (Federal Emergency Management … Continue reading Not All Wounds Are Visible: Recovery in Joplin, MO

Sharing a Successful and Long-Term Public-Private Partnership: Joplin, MO Tornado

Over five years ago, the nation watched and grieved with the citizens of Joplin MO as one of the deadliest tornadoes in decades ripped through their community. The storm’s damage was tremendous, killing 161 and injuring 1,000 people, destroying 7,500 residences, 500 businesses, and displacing 9,200 people. Jane Cage, a Joplin Missouri community leader, facilitated a … Continue reading Sharing a Successful and Long-Term Public-Private Partnership: Joplin, MO Tornado