Accession Number:

AD0756888

Title:

Civil Defense in Metropolitan America. Organization of Zonal Civil Defense Systems for Large Populated Areas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 2

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

The Institute of Public Administration since 1967 has been studying the organization of civil defense that is, its nuclear threat components in large population centers drawing on its background in administration, urban analysis, and metropolitanization. An earlier report submitted in 1969 to the U. S. Office of Civil Defense outlined several themes for making civil defense building and operating systems relevant to the requirements of the major metropolitan areas. IPA then was asked to continue its analysis, with particular reference to a zonal or large area concept of civil defense. The report helps define a potential organizational strategy for the zonal concept. The report is not a definitive design for implementing the zonal concept rather, it probes the issue, describes and analyzes the universe within which a zonal system of civil defense inescapably would evolve, and applies a case study methodology-- which is more an exercise in exposition than in organizational engineering.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE