Maintaining reliability of transportation systems and interconnected infrastructure under climate change

Samuel A. Markolf, Christopher Hoehne, Andrew Fraser, Mikhail Chester

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Recently, increasing acknowledgment has been given to the risk climate change poses to the transportation sector. Assessments of vulnerabilities, impacts, and adaptation strategies to these climate stressors typically maintain a fairly narrow scope and give little-to-no consideration of other infrastructure and social systems. However, with the evolution and implementation of new technology, infrastructure systems are becoming increasingly complex, interconnected, and critical in our lives. Therefore, in addition to exploring risks and vulnerabilities solely related to transportation infrastructure, we seek to answer the following research questions: what direct and indirect pathways lead to "failure" of the transportation system during extreme events? What "gaps in knowledge" can we identify and start to fill in order to mitigate the risks associated with these "pathways of failure?" Ultimately, we find that indirect pathways can have impacts on par with direct pathways, and thus warrant further consideration in future resilience analysis and planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017
Subtitle of host publicationMethodology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages219-230
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481196
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Methodology, ICSI 2017 - New York, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2017Oct 28 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Methodology, ICSI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period10/26/1710/28/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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