To best serve current and future generations, infrastructure needs to be resilient to the changing world while using limited resources in a sustainable manner. Research on and funding towards sustainability and resilience are growing rapidly, and significant research is being carried out at a number of institutions and centers worldwide.
This handbook brings together current research on sustainable and resilient infrastructure and, in particular, stresses the fundamental nexus between sustainability and resilience. It aims to coalesce work from a large and diverse group of contributors across a wide range of disciplines including engineering, technology and informatics, urban planning, public policy, economics, and finance. Not only does it present a theoretical formulation of sustainability and resilience but it also demonstrates how these ideals can be realized in practice. This work will provide a reference text to students and scholars of a number of disciplines.
Paolo Gardoni is a Professor and Excellence Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.
"The wellbeing of modern societies critically depends on the functioning of infrastructure systems. This book collects articles by well-known experts on sustainability and resilience of infrastructure systems in the face of natural hazards, including climate change, and aging. It is a must read for anyone researching or practicing in this field." — Armen Der Kiureghian, President, American University of Armenia and Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering Emeritus, University of California, USA
"This truly comprehensive compendium on theories and applications of resilience for the built environment is highly recommended for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of the issues rather than a simplified "how to" guide. Composed of more than 40 contributions from leading investigators in the field, it focuses on overall goals of resilience and sustainability, with applications to buildings and infrastructure systems. Material is often mathematically rigorous and conceptually enlightening." — Ross B. Corotis, Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering, University of Colorado, USA
"Edited by one of the leading scholars in the field, the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art. Essential reading for both professionals, students, and scholars working on the nexus between sustainability and resilience." — Neelke Doorn, Professor Ethics of Water Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
"As the design of sustainable and resilient infrastructure has emerged as a research stream of profound importance to humanity, it is timely that Gardoni provides an exemplary and authoritative handbook of great topical scope and rich conceptual depth. Undoubtedly, this comprehensive contribution would serve as an essential reference for scholars and practitioners concerned with