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DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000177

Resilience and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure: Toward a Unified Approach

Bocchini, P.; Frangopol, D.; Ummenhofer, T.; Zinke, T.

In recent years, the concepts of resilience and sustainability have become very topical and popular. The concept of sustainability rose to prominence in the late 1980s and became a central issue in world politics, when the construction industry began to generate the first sustainable building assessment systems with more or less equally weighted environmental, economic, and social aspects for office buildings over their life cycles. On the other hand, resilience is usually connected to the occurrence of extreme events during the life cycle of structures and infrastructures. In the last decade, it has been used to minimize specifically direct and indirect losses from hazards through enhanced resistance and robustness to extreme events, as well as more effective recovery strategies. A detailed comparison of the studies dealing with either infrastructure sustainability or resilience presented in this paper leads to the conclusion that they have a vast number of similarities and common characteristics. For instance, they both combine structural analyses with social and economic aspects; they both rely on techniques for the life-cycle an ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1076-0342
KITopen ID: 1000041294
Erschienen in Journal of Infrastructure Systems
Band 20
Heft 2
Seiten 04014004
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