Planning Resilient Infrastructure Systems

Author(s): Alexander Hay
ISBN: 9780727765628
Publication Date: 05 July 2021
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Format:Hardback
Publication status: Just Published
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:234 x 156mm
Number of pages:240
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Planning Resilient Infrastructure Systems is an essential guide for planning practitioners, providing tools and approaches needed for complex, changing and uncertain environments. This book takes a systems approach to infrastructure planning…



Product code: 9780727765628

Planning Resilient Infrastructure Systems is an essential guide for planning practitioners, providing tools and approaches needed for complex, changing and uncertain environments. This book takes a systems approach to infrastructure planning, focusing on delivering and sustaining the optimum outcome for society. It emphasises using evidence to understand the systems’ requirements in context, selecting the most appropriate risk-based tools for the situation, and a through-life view of purpose and value.

Key features include

  • a systematic approach applicable across a range of infrastructure sectors
  • evidence-based tools for mapping infrastructure dependencies, modelling hazard impacts, and assessment of mitigation and recovery options to manage systems risk
  • a common set of planning considerations and performance metrics useful for a range of stakeholders
  • extensive use of examples illustrating applications across a range of contexts.
Planning Resilient Infrastructure Systems provides the reader, whether they are an engineer, an urban planner, or a student, with an indispensable practical guide. It is focused on planning infrastructure for sustainability and resilience, explaining what needs to be done, when, and what is needed to achieve it.

Alexander (Alec) H Hay PhD CEng PEng FICE RSES is a civil engineer specialising in infrastructure systems risk. He is Risk Resilience and Security Planning Leader at Southern Harbour and Adjunct Professor and Founding Director of Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has 35 years of international experience in infrastructure development in regions as diverse as the High Arctic, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia and has operated as consultant, contractor and client at the national to local level.

01. Introduction

02. A theory of infrastructure: How does infrastructure work?

03. Sustainable infrastructure: Who do we build infrastructure for?

04. Resilient infrastructure: Adapting to an uncertain future?

05. Protecting value: Ensuring continued use

06. Infrastructure planning in theory: Putting it all together

07. Infrastructure planning in practice: A perspective on application

08. 2020s and beyond: Future considerations