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Safe-To-Fail Infrastructure for Resilient Cities under Non-Stationary Climate

Abstract Motivated by the need for cities to prepare and be resilient to unpredictable future weather conditions, this dissertation advances a novel infrastructure development theory of “safe-to-fail” to increase the adaptive capacity of cities to climate change. Current infrastructure development is primarily reliant on identifying probable risks to engineered systems and making infrastructure reliable to maintain its function up to a designed system capacity. However, alterations happening in the earth system (e.g., atmosphere, oceans, land, and ice) and in human systems (e.g., greenhouse gas emission, population, land-use, technology, and natural resource use) are increasing the uncertainties in weather predictions and risk calculations and makin... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Kim, Yeowon (Author) / Chester, Mikhail (Advisor) / Eakin, Hallie (Committee member) / Redman, Charles (Committee member) / Miller, Thaddeus (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Climate change / Civil engineering / Sustainability / Climate Change Adaptation / Decision-making / Infrastructure / Resilience / Sustainability / Urban Flooding
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 155 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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