Toward sustainable and resilient physical systems

Current state and future directions

Authored by: Paolo Gardoni

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138306875
eBook ISBN: 9781315142074
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To best serve current and future generations, structures and infrastructure (i.e., physical systems) need to be resilient in the face of disruptions (i.e., climate change, growing population, natural hazards and threats from terrorism). At the same time, policy makers, engineering and stake holders need to make conscious and sustainable use of limited resources. This book presents the current state of and future directions in the development of sustainable and resilient physical systems. It includes contributions from some of the foremost scholars working on sustainability and resilience, and covers a broad spectrum of topics spanning multiple disciplines. The book brings conceptual clarity and mathematical rigor to the fast growing fields of sustainability and resilience. Combining the most advanced theoretical formulations, analysis techniques and practical applications, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date references available on this subject. The 44 chapters within this book are organized into 12 parts designed to create a unified narrative across topics typically presented in isolation.

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