Creating Resilient Transportation Systems

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems
Author: John Renne,Brian Wolshon,Pamela Murray-Tuite,Karl Kim,Anurag Pande
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 9780128168202
ISBN 13: 012816820X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems Book Review:

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems: Policy, Planning and Implementation demonstrates how the transportation sector is a leading producer of carbon emissions that result in climate change and extreme weather disruptions and disasters. In the book, Renne, Wolshon, Murray-Tuite, Pande, and Kim demonstrate how to minimize the transportation impacts associated with these urban disasters, with an ultimate goal of returning them to at least status quo in the shortest feasible time. Assesses the short and long-term impacts of transportation systems on the natural environment at local, regional and global scales Examines transportation systems in relation to risk, vulnerability, adaptation, mitigation, sustainability, climate change and livability Shows how urban transportation investments in transit, walking and bicycling result in significantly lower per capita carbon emissions when compared to investing in sprawling, automobile dependent regions

Securing Transportation Systems

Securing Transportation Systems
Author: Simon Hakim,Gila Albert,Yoram Shiftan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 1119078245
ISBN 13: 9781119078241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing Transportation Systems Book Review:

Addresses a variety of challenges and solutions within the transportation security sphere in order to protect our transportation systems • Provides innovative solutions to improved communication and creating joint operations centers to manage response to threats • Details technological measures to protect our transportation infrastructure, and explains their feasibility and economic costs • Discusses changes in travel behavior as a response to terrorism and natural disaster • Explains the role of transportation systems in supporting response operations in large disasters • Written with a worldwide scope

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning
Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN 10: 0470540931
ISBN 13: 9780470540930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

Decision Support Methods in Modern Transportation Systems and Networks

Decision Support Methods in Modern Transportation Systems and Networks
Author: Grzegorz Sierpiński
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030717712
ISBN 13: 9783030717711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Factors for Sustainability

Human Factors for Sustainability
Author: Andrew Thatcher,Klaus J. Zink,Klaus Fischer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 1351269666
ISBN 13: 9781351269667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors for Sustainability Book Review:

This book deals with the central question of how human factors and ergonomics (HFE) might contribute to solutions for the more sustainable development of our world. The contents of the book are highly compatible with the recent political agenda for sustainable development as well as with sustainability research from other disciplines.The book aims to summarize and profile the various empirical and theoretical work arising from the field of “Human Factors and Sustainable Development” in the last decade. The book gives a systematic overview of relevant theoretical concepts, their underlying philosophies, as well as global application fields and case studies.

Two Degrees

Two Degrees
Author: Alisdair McGregor,Cole Roberts,Fiona Cousins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-10-29
ISBN 10: 0415692997
ISBN 13: 9780415692991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Degrees Book Review:

The Earth's temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But how do we act successfully? And what's the backup plan if we fall short? Setting politics aside, Two Degrees reviews the current science and explains how we can set practical steps to reduce the extent of warming and to adapt to the inevitable changes, all while improving the bottom line, beautifying our communities, and increasing human health. The book is a practical guide intended for a broad audience of those who occupy and shape our built environment. The authors provide a clear framework for communities, policy makers, planners, designers, developers, builders, and operators to help manage the impacts and capture the opportunities of our changing climate. Two Degrees is divided into three sections—Fundamentals, Mitigation, and Adaptation—covering a diverse array of topics ranging from climate-positive communities and low-carbon buildings to the psychology of choice and the cost of a low-carbon economy. After a foreword by Amory Lovins, more than 10 contributing authors share knowledge based on direct experience in all aspects of built environment practice. This book clarifies the misconceptions, provides new and unique insights, and shows how a better approach to the built environment can increase resilience and positively shape our future.

Washington State Freight System Resiliency

Washington State Freight System Resiliency
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038801478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Washington State Freight System Resiliency Book Review:

The economic viability and well-being of Washington State is significantly influenced by the freight transportation system serving the region. An increased understanding of the vulnerability of this freight system to natural disasters, weather, terrorist acts, work stoppages and other potential freight transportation disruptions will provide the State with the information necessary to assess the resiliency of the transportation system, and provide policy makers with the information required to improve it. This research project will: a) Identify a set of threats or categories of threats to be analyzed. b) Assess the likelihood of each event occurring within certain time horizons. c) With the threats and their probabilities, analyze the resiliency of the Washington transportation system. This will include 1) identifying the most valuable and least valuable components, both infrastructure and operational characteristics, of the transportation system with respect to moving freight, 2) identify the most likely events and the impact of those events, and 3) develop strategies for making WSDOT investments that would support improvements in the resiliency of the transportation system. Deliverables may include the following: i. Identification of the most likely events and failures ii. Identification of the weak points in the transportation system iii. Identification of improvements that will have the largest benefits in terms of the state's ability to move freight when faced with a transportation system failure iv. Identification of the most important elements of the transportation system in terms of the state's ability to move goods v. Provide suggestions as to how WSDOT investments can best improve the resiliency of the transportation system. The outcome of this research effort will help shape and guide transportation policy and infrastructure investment decisions in the future.

Regional Resilience and Defense Conversion in the United States

Regional Resilience and Defense Conversion in the United States
Author: R. D. Norton
Publsiher: Jai Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004134207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Resilience and Defense Conversion in the United States Book Review:

This is an analysis of regional resilience and defence-conversion in the United States. It examines areas such as the commercialization of defence technology, arms export and its impact on employment, and the impact of defence cutbacks in California, Texas and southern New England.

Advanced Urban Transportation Systems

Advanced Urban Transportation Systems
Author: Carnegie-Mellon University. Transportation Research Institute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556021256664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

Healthy  Resilient  and Sustainable Communities After Disasters
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community's Public Health, Medical, and Social Services
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 0309316227
ISBN 13: 9780309316224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters Book Review:

In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of dollars from public, private and charitable sources are invested to help communities recover. National rhetoric often characterizes these efforts as a "return to normal." But for many American communities, pre-disaster conditions are far from optimal. Large segments of the U.S. population suffer from preventable health problems, experience inequitable access to services, and rely on overburdened health systems. A return to pre-event conditions in such cases may be short-sighted given the high costs - both economic and social - of poor health. Instead, it is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and sustainability of communities - thereby better preparing them for future challenges. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters identifies and recommends recovery practices and novel programs most likely to impact overall community public health and contribute to resiliency for future incidents. This book makes the case that disaster recovery should be guided by a healthy community vision, where health considerations are integrated into all aspects of recovery planning before and after a disaster, and funding streams are leveraged in a coordinated manner and applied to health improvement priorities in order to meet human recovery needs and create healthy built and natural environments. The conceptual framework presented in Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters lays the groundwork to achieve this goal and provides operational guidance for multiple sectors involved in community planning and disaster recovery. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters calls for actions at multiple levels to facilitate recovery strategies that optimize community health. With a shared healthy community vision, strategic planning that prioritizes health, and coordinated implementation, disaster recovery can result in a communities that are healthier, more livable places for current and future generations to grow and thrive - communities that are better prepared for future adversities.

Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing for Disaster Management

Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing for Disaster Management
Author: Peddada Jagadeeswara Rao,Kakani Nageswara Rao,Sumiko Kubo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 873
Release: 2018-06-23
ISBN 10: 3319772767
ISBN 13: 9783319772769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing for Disaster Management Book Review:

The natural disasters are the killer agents which can/can't be predicted even though we have modern technology. Every year, in one place or another, disasters striking which is devastating the area and surroundings, leading to ecological disruption besides huge loss of life and property. India is vulnerable to cyclones, landslides/avalanches, earthquakes, floods, droughts, forest fires, epidemics, etc. The 5700-km long coast of India, with its dense population is vulnerable to cyclones/low depressions, tsunamis, etc. The 2400-km long rugged Himalayan terrain is vulnerable to landslides, avalanches and earthquakes. India is not only vulnerable to natural disasters, it is also experiencing industrial accidents. The Bhopal Gas tragedy is one of the major man-made disasters in the world. The state of Andhra Pradesh has 970-km long coastline with two major rivers, etc. The conference is conducted in Visakhapatnam, is famous for industries and tourism. Recently, several industrial accidents took place, besides major natural disasters like Hud-Hud, etc. Disaster management shall be implemented from the grass root level in vulnerable areas to improve the capacity building, so as to minimize the losses. The capacity building coupled with technology results in reduction of loss of life and property.

Securing Global Transportation Networks

Securing Global Transportation Networks
Author: Luke Ritter,J. Michael Barrett,Rosalyn Wilson
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0071477519
ISBN 13: 9780071477512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing Global Transportation Networks Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Viable, value-creating solutions for securing global transportation networks Securing Global Transportation Networks demonstrates how improved security processes can create value across all the business functions throughout an entire value chain. Readers will learn a whole new security management philosophy, as explained through domestic and international examples and case studies ranging from major retailers such as Home Depot to shipping giants such as Maersk and FedEx. This book also looks ahead to future developments and "best practices" for the future. If you're charged with making or evaluating transportation security decisions, you'll find the tools you need to succeed -- and prosper -- with the Total Security Management approach. Explains globalization's impact on transportation networks Creates a framework for realizing a return on security investments by integrating it as a core business process Details how transportation firms, investors, and insurance companies can measure and reward smart security practices that protect a firm's fixed assets, assets in transit, brand equity and goodwill, and human capital INSIDE: Global Trade and Total Security Management The Total Security Management Framework Creating Value: The Case for TSM The Risk Management Approach to TSM Securing Fixed Assets Securing Assets in Transit Securing Brand Equity and Goodwill Securing Human Capital TSM and Business Continuity Planning The End of the Beginning Excellent book, written by three veterans of the industry and featuring a foreword by Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security...the authors develop in the book the concept of Total Security Management, and use compelling case studies to illustrate their point that a secure business is a successful business...The book further demonstrates the financial benefits of investing in security, and also how to protect physical corporate assets, whether they be fixed or goods in transit...this book is a must for anyone working in or around global transportation industries. -- Reviewer: Rob Ballister--Military Writers Society of America Board Member, 9/24/08

Framework of Calculating the Measures of Resilience MOR for Intermodal Transportation Systems

Framework of Calculating the Measures of Resilience  MOR  for Intermodal Transportation Systems
Author: Li Zhang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556041294992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lifelines

Lifelines
Author: Stephane Hallegatte,Jun Rentschler,Julie Rozenberg
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1464814317
ISBN 13: 9781464814310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lifelines Book Review:

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. Access to basic infrastructure is also a key driver of economic development. This report lays out a framework for understanding infrastructure resilience - the ability of infrastructure systems to function and meet users’ needs during and after a natural hazard. It focuses on four infrastructure systems that are essential to economic activity and people’s well-being: power systems, including the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; water and sanitation—especially water utilities; transport systems—multiple modes such as road, rail, waterway, and airports, and multiple scales, including urban transit and rural access; and telecommunications, including telephone and Internet connections.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777326
ISBN 13: 9781136777325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Indonesia s Economy Indonesia s economy past and present

Indonesia s Economy  Indonesia s economy  past and present
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 695
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015043024697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research Results Digest National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Research Results Digest   National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Author: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924090515507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transportation Management

Transportation Management
Author: S. Jaya Krishna
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556039345616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation Management Book Review:

Effective planning and management of transportation operations are now considered crucial in the logistics, emergency services and public transportation environments, in view of current trends and dynamics. In the age of modern technology, a new set of tr

Uses of Risk Management and Data Management to Support Target setting for Performance based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies

Uses of Risk Management and Data Management to Support Target setting for Performance based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C101753459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Action Planning

Climate Action Planning
Author: Michael R. Boswell,Adrienne I. Greve,Tammy L. Seale
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1610919637
ISBN 13: 9781610919630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Action Planning Book Review:

Climate change continues to impact our health and safety, the economy, and natural systems. With climate-related protections and programs under attack at the federal level, it is critical for cities to address climate impacts locally. Every day there are new examples of cities approaching the challenge of climate change in creative and innovative ways—from rethinking transportation, to greening city buildings, to protecting against sea-level rise. Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change impacts. This fully revised and expanded edition goes well beyond climate action plans to examine the mix of policy and planning instruments available to every community. Boswell, Greve, and Seale also look at process and communication: How does a community bring diverse voices to the table? What do recent examples and research tell us about successful communication strategies? Climate Action Planning brings in new examples of implemented projects to highlight what has worked and the challenges that remain. A completely new chapter on vulnerability assessment will help each community to identify their greatest risks and opportunities. Sections on land use and transportation have been expanded to reflect their growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. The guidance in the book is put in context of international, national, and state mandates and goals. Climate Action Planning is the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. It should be a first stop for any local government interested in addressing climate change.