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Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

Urban Resilience for Emergency Response and Recovery

Fundamental Concepts and Applications

Authors: Cimellaro, Gian Paolo

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  • Presents high quality research advancements in disaster resilience with an international approach
  • Offers a unique fusion of technical, organizational, social and economic aspects of resilience
  • Covers fundamental concepts, applications and illustrations of disaster resilience
  • Introduces Resilience-Based Design (RBD) as an extension of Performance-Based Design (PBD) with an international scope Clarifies the difference between resilience, vulnerability and sustainability
  • Covers the 7 dimensions of resilience included by PEOPLES
  • Focuses on the infrastructure dimension, with applications to transportation and hydraulic, gas and electric networks 
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This book introduces the concepts of Resilience-Based Design (RBD) as an extension of Performance-Based Design. It provides readers with a range of cutting-edge methodologies for evaluating resilience and clarifies the difference between resilience, vulnerability and sustainability. Initially, the book focuses on describing the different types of uncertainty that arise in the context of resilience evaluation. This is followed by an entire chapter dedicated to the analytical and experimental recovery functions. Then, starting from the definition of resilience provided by MCEER, an extension of the methodology is provided that introduces the seven dimensions of Community Resilience, summarized in the acronym PEOPLES. They are: Population and Demographics, Environmental/Ecosystem, Organized Governmental Services, Physical infrastructures, Lifestyle and Community Competence, Economic Development, and Socio-Cultural Capital. For each dimension, components and subcomponents are defined and the related indices are provided.
Underlining the importance of the physical infrastructure dimension, the book provides several examples of applications for transportation, hydraulic, gas and power networks. The problem of interdependencies and the domino effect is also taken into account during the analysis. One of the book’s closing chapters focuses on different methodologies for improving disaster preparedness and engineering mitigation strategies, while the last chapter describes the different computer platforms available on the market for evaluating Community Resilience.
The book offers readers an extensive introduction to the concept of Resilience-Based Design, together with selected advanced applications for specialists. No prerequisite knowledge is needed in order to understand the book, and the Appendix offers valuable supplemental information on e.g. the probabilistic concepts. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for graduate students, young engineers and researchers who are interested in the topic, and can also be used as a supplementary text in graduate level Disaster Resilience courses.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30656-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30655-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80861-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Resilience for Emergency Response and Recovery
Book Subtitle
Fundamental Concepts and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30656-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30656-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30655-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80861-1
Series ISSN
1573-6059
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 522
Number of Illustrations
183 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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