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Transportation Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events - Beyond Risk and Robustness


Abstract The long-term reliability and functioning of the transportation system will increasingly need to consider and plan for climate change and extreme weather events. Transportation systems have largely been designed and operated for historical climate conditions that are now frequently exceeded. Emerging knowledge of how to plan for climate change largely embraces risk-based thinking favoring more robust infrastructure designs. However, there remain questions about whether this approach is sufficient given the uncertainty and non-stationarity of the climate, and many other driving factors affecting transportation systems (e.g., funding, rapid technological change, population and utilization shifts, etc.). This paper examines existing research a... (more)
Created Date 2017-07-17
Contributor Markolf, Samuel A. (Author) / Hoehne, Christopher (Author) / Fraser, Andrew (Author) / Chester, Mikhail V. (Author) / Underwood, B. Shane (Author)
Type Text
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Draft of manuscript under review at Transport Policy
Collaborating Institutions Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
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