Dr Steve Gwynne, alongside co-authors from Lund University and Imperial College, recently published a paper about Evacuation modelling for bushfire: the WUI-NITY simulation platform
As effects of climate change increase the size and severity of bushfires, and a greater number of people move into these at-risk areas, there is a growing imperative to understand the likely evacuation outcomes of bushfire-prone communities under various fire scenarios. This paper introduces a freely available simulation platform called WUI-NITY that can be used by evacuation planners and decision-makers to forecast evacuation behaviour within affected areas, and in turn, better prepare for and respond to future bushfire events.
Kuligowski, E, Ronchi, E, Wahlqvist, J, Gwynne, SMV, Kinateder, M, Rein, G, Mitchell, H, Bénichou, N & Kimball, A 2022, 'Evacuation modelling for bushfire: the WUI-NITY simulation platform', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 40-43.