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Institutional Management for Infrastructure Resilience

Abstract To improve the resilience of complex, interdependent infrastructures, we need to better understand the institutions that manage infrastructures and the work that they do. This research demonstrates that a key aspect of infrastructure resilience is the adequate institutional management of infrastructures. This research analyzes the institutional dimension of infrastructure resilience using sociotechnical systems theory and, further, investigates the critical role of institutions for infrastructure resilience using a thorough analysis of water and energy systems in Arizona.

Infrastructure is not static, but dynamic. Institutions play a significant role in designing, building, maintaining, and upgrading dynamic infrastructures. Institutions ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Gim, Changdeok (Author) / Miller, Clark A. (Advisor) / Maynard, Andrew D. (Committee member) / Hirt, Paul W. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental studies / Climate change / Urban planning / Climate Change / Infrastructure / Institution / Resilience / Sociotechnical Systems / Water-Energy Nexus
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 289 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Environmental Social Science 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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