Infranomics [electronic resource] : Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance / edited by Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marcelo Masera, Polinpapilinho F. Katina.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality: 24Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: XIV, 422 p. 104 illus., 49 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319024936Subject(s): Engineering | Civil engineering | Sustainable development | Industrial organization (Economic theory) | Engineering | Civil Engineering | Energy Policy, Economics and Management | Sustainable Development | Industrial OrganizationAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 624 LOC classification: TA1-2040Online resources: Click here to access online
Preface -- Acknowledgements.- Introduction -- I Infrastructure and Sustainability -- II Asset Management -- III Safety, Renewable energy and Management.- IV Equity, Ethics, and Infrastructures.- V Modeling and Simulation.-VI Governance.- VII Engineering Design and Sociotechnical Systems.- Epilogue -- Index.
This book provides a rough entry into the interdisciplinary field of Infranomics. It enables better decision making in an increasing ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain world where we attempt to anticipate modern society trends and patterns in order to react appropriately. However, as with any emerging discipline, much research is needed at the applications and conceptual level. The applications level may require development and testing of methods, tools, and techniques to enable analysis and decision-making in ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain conditions while the conceptual level may require taping into driving philosophies, theories, and methodologies that form the basis for Infranomics. Striking the right balance between applications and conceptual foundation (theory) requires rigorous research. This book provides a springboard for robust discussions on applications, theory, and transformation of current thinking to better deal with modern society’s problematic issues using Infranomics.