1st Edition

Advances in Design and Testing of Future Smart Roads Considering Urbanization, Digitalization, Electrification and Climate Change

By Dina K. Kuttah Copyright 2022
    94 Pages 32 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The streets and roads constitute an enormous part of civil infrastructure and a large part of our cities- a social resource that must be properly managed and developed. Therefore, many road construction companies, contractors, transport and traffic administrations and municipalities are seeking for new road design models that can withstand modern challenges and demands. Advances in Design and Testing of Future Smart Roads: Considering Urbanization, Digitalization, Electrification and Climate Change deals with adapting current road designs to better withstand these future challenges as well as optimizing their structural design. Furthermore, the book illustrates recommendations and models for street/road sections, including the road section with a reconfigurable design, which can be used in both reconstruction and new construction of roads.


    • Covers road testbeds that meet the challenge of future urbanization, including digitalization and electrification

    • Provides recommendations for potential climate change impacts, including flooding and ice accumulation problems

    • Introduces the concept of reconfigurable and removable streets including recommendations for corresponding street testbeds 

    This book will be of interest to road construction companies and contractors, transport and traffic administrations and municipalities, lecturers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in transport infrastructure and future road designs.

    1. Introduction. 2. Urbanization. 3. Digitalization. 4. Electrification. 5. Climate change. 6. Reconfigurable streets. 7. Multifunctional road proposals. 8. Conclusion - Towards smart roads.


    Dina K. Kuttah received her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq, in 1997, 2000 and 2004, respectively. In 1997, she was awarded the first national prize as outstanding student in civil engineering science in Iraq. From 2000 to 2008, she served as assistant lecturer and then lecturer at the same university. In 2008 she immigrated to Sweden with her family and started serving as an external lecturer at Uppsala university, department of Earth Sciences beside learning Swedish. From 2011, she joined the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), where she is currently a senior researcher in pavement technology. Dina has led several research projects exploring the use of developed techniques in road construction materials testing and has been principal researcher of her research team in European projects related to road and transport engineering. Dina has published over 50 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, and she has also organized series of workshops toward a more knowledge exchange between Sweden and Japan in pavement engineering technology. Dina lives with her husband and two children in Linköping.