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Concepts and Practices for Transforming Infrastructure from Rigid to Adaptable

Abstract Infrastructure are increasingly being recognized as too rigid to quickly adapt to a changing climate and a non-stationary future. This rigidness poses risks to and impacts on infrastructure service delivery and public welfare. Adaptivity in infrastructure is critical for managing uncertainties to continue providing services, yet little is known about how infrastructure can be made more agile and flexible towards improved adaptive capacity. A literature review identified approximately fifty examples of novel infrastructure and technologies which support adaptivity through one or more of ten theoretical competencies of adaptive infrastructure. From these examples emerged several infrastructure forms and possible strategies for adaptivity, inc... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Gilrein, Erica (Author) / Chester, Mikhail (Advisor) / Garcia, Margaret (Committee member) / Allenby, Braden (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Climate change / Urban planning / Adaptable / Climate Change / Decentralization / Infrastructure / Resilience / Smart systems
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 54 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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