Society-Based Design: Promoting Societal Well-Being by Designing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Modern societies rely on large-scale interdependent networks and systems that are critical for economic growth and societal well-being. Such infrastructure are vulnerable to natural as well as anthropogenic hazards. Past disasters have shown that the societal consequences of the damage and failure of infrastructure often significantly exceed the physical damage to such systems. In addition, the extent of impact on society is typically not limited to the immediate aftermath of a hazardous event but can be long term. This paper introduces sustainability and resilience as two of the most important characteristics of infrastructure, in terms of addressing societal needs, and presents some of the engineering tools for the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It provides a targeted based on a volume of previous works aiming to outline the underlying narrative and set the scene for future developments. The paper includes a broader discussion of interdisciplinary considerations to be accounted for to achieve sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
Volume2018
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Fingerprint

Disasters
Sustainable development
Hazards
Economics

Keywords

  • risk
  • Resilience
  • sustainability
  • Infrastructure
  • Communities

Cite this

@article{b8e73c4abc9a4e50a34e633429233baf,
title = "Society-Based Design: Promoting Societal Well-Being by Designing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure",
abstract = "Modern societies rely on large-scale interdependent networks and systems that are critical for economic growth and societal well-being. Such infrastructure are vulnerable to natural as well as anthropogenic hazards. Past disasters have shown that the societal consequences of the damage and failure of infrastructure often significantly exceed the physical damage to such systems. In addition, the extent of impact on society is typically not limited to the immediate aftermath of a hazardous event but can be long term. This paper introduces sustainability and resilience as two of the most important characteristics of infrastructure, in terms of addressing societal needs, and presents some of the engineering tools for the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It provides a targeted based on a volume of previous works aiming to outline the underlying narrative and set the scene for future developments. The paper includes a broader discussion of interdisciplinary considerations to be accounted for to achieve sustainable and resilient infrastructure.",
keywords = "risk, Resilience, sustainability, Infrastructure, Communities",
author = "Colleen Murphy",
year = "2018",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1080/23789689.2018.1448667",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "2018",
journal = "Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure",
issn = "2378-9689",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Society-Based Design

T2 - Promoting Societal Well-Being by Designing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

AU - Murphy, Colleen

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Modern societies rely on large-scale interdependent networks and systems that are critical for economic growth and societal well-being. Such infrastructure are vulnerable to natural as well as anthropogenic hazards. Past disasters have shown that the societal consequences of the damage and failure of infrastructure often significantly exceed the physical damage to such systems. In addition, the extent of impact on society is typically not limited to the immediate aftermath of a hazardous event but can be long term. This paper introduces sustainability and resilience as two of the most important characteristics of infrastructure, in terms of addressing societal needs, and presents some of the engineering tools for the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It provides a targeted based on a volume of previous works aiming to outline the underlying narrative and set the scene for future developments. The paper includes a broader discussion of interdisciplinary considerations to be accounted for to achieve sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

AB - Modern societies rely on large-scale interdependent networks and systems that are critical for economic growth and societal well-being. Such infrastructure are vulnerable to natural as well as anthropogenic hazards. Past disasters have shown that the societal consequences of the damage and failure of infrastructure often significantly exceed the physical damage to such systems. In addition, the extent of impact on society is typically not limited to the immediate aftermath of a hazardous event but can be long term. This paper introduces sustainability and resilience as two of the most important characteristics of infrastructure, in terms of addressing societal needs, and presents some of the engineering tools for the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It provides a targeted based on a volume of previous works aiming to outline the underlying narrative and set the scene for future developments. The paper includes a broader discussion of interdisciplinary considerations to be accounted for to achieve sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

KW - risk

KW - Resilience

KW - sustainability

KW - Infrastructure

KW - Communities

U2 - https://doi.org/10.1080/23789689.2018.1448667

DO - https://doi.org/10.1080/23789689.2018.1448667

M3 - Article

VL - 2018

JO - Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

JF - Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

SN - 2378-9689

ER -