Behzadian, Kourosh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1459-8408, Mian, Juliet and Campos, Luiza (2022) Editorial. Municipal Engineer, 175 (3). pp. 121-122. ISSN 0965-0903

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Urban communities around the world depend on the critical services provided by infrastructure systems to be resilient in the face of natural hazards and man-made shocks such as earthquake, climate change, landslide, population growth, urbanisation, fire, war and pandemic diseases. Therefore, infrastructure needs to both be resilient itself, and to ensure that the services contribute to urban resilience. Any type of failure of infrastructure can cause numerous issues from financial damages to social disruption and disaster events such as human loss and spread of viral diseases due to lack or failure of services in urban infrastructure. These services include potable water, access to safe and reliable energy provision, ability to connect to work and society through communications networks. To enhance resilience of urban infrastructure, interventions are needed at all stages of the infrastructure life cycle from policy and planning through to operation and maintenance of existing systems. Analysis and monitoring are essential tools for decision making both to understand the response to potential shocks and stresses, and to evaluate the performance of potential interventions. This can involve authorities and policy makers or can be actively engaged with local communities and can be effectively contributed by private investors and public organisations to financially support final decision making. Appropriate intervention strategies such as renewable energy, water reuse (Landa-Cansigno et al., 2020), smart schemes (Behzadian et al., 2018) can cover a range of options through new technologies/services/processes that will lead to better coping capacity or faster recovery after failure from extreme events and disruptions.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1680/jmuen.2022.175.3.121
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
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Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 20:59
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2024 08:17
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9433


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