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Transportation and Strategic Asset Management: A Sustainable Approach to Maintain Critical Infrastructure

Erik Stromberg, Thomas H. Wakeman III
January 15, 2017

Long-term financial planning and sound governance is essential for maintaining transportation infrastructure and assets. Public-private sector partnerships and cooperation are vital. This book looks at the current state of our infrastructure and ways to better maintain it with environmentally...

Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery

Alka Sapat, Ann-Margaret Esnard
December 28, 2016

Post-disaster housing concerns and dilemmas are complex, global in nature, and are inextricably intertwined with social, economic, and political considerations.  The multi-faceted nature of housing recovery requires a holistic approach that accounts for its numerous dimensions and contours that are...

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience

Michele Companion, Miriam S. Chaiken
December 20, 2016

As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative...

Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience: A Policy Perspective

Kelley Cronin, Nancy E. Marion
December 06, 2016

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Management covers the history of risk assessment, crtical infrastructure protection, and the various structures that make up the homeland security enterprise. The authors examine risk assessment in the public and private sectors, the evolution of laws and...

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability: Theory and Method

James K. Lein
December 01, 2016

This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability...

Public Transport Planning with Smart Card Data

Fumitaka Kurauchi, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker
November 10, 2016

Collecting fares through "smart cards" is becoming standard in most advanced public transport networks of major cities around the world. Travellers value their convenience and operators the reduced money handling fees. Electronic tickets also make it easier to integrate fare systems, to create...

Transport Systems: Modelling, Planning, and Evaluation

Milan Janic
September 07, 2016

The transport sector consists of different modes of transport, each serving a growing demand for transporting people and goods. This (growing) demand on the one hand, needs expanding the systems’ capacity, and on the other hand, increasing the corresponding economic efficiency, effectiveness, and...

Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security

Eloy Nuñez, Ernest G. Vendrell
August 02, 2016

Nuñez and Vendrell aim to provide the most current and effective resources for managing special events and critical incidents. Their book relies heavily on case studies and after action reports that examine the lessons learned from a multitude of previous events and incidents. In addition, the text...

Land Tenure, Boundary Surveys, and Cadastral Systems

George M. Cole, Donald A. Wilson
August 01, 2016

Land is important to all aspects of human life and has a key role in the economic well-being of society therefore, land tenure, land ownership, and real property law is a critical part of any developed nation. Together, the processes of how land parcels are held; how they are defined, measured, and...

Drought in Brazil: Proactive Management and Policy

Erwin De Nys, Nathan Engle, Antônio Rocha Magalhães
August 01, 2016

Drought is a slow-onset natural hazard that is often referred to as a creeping phenomenon. The challenge of monitoring drought’s onset and evolution, and identifying its termination or end is one that scientists, natural resource managers, and decision makers have been struggling with for decades....

European Landscape Dynamics: CORINE Land Cover Data

Jan Feranec, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain
July 18, 2016

Four unique pan-European CORINE Land Cover datasets—CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, and CLC2012— and three datasets concerning changes between 1990 and 2012 have presented the first-ever opportunity to observe the European landscape by means of land cover and its change. This book brings together all...

The Russian Far East: Strategic Priorities for Sustainable Development

Sergey Darkin, Vladimir Kvint
July 06, 2016

The Russian Far East is one of the most strategically important regions of Russia. The Russian Far East and the development of its manufacturing strength determine Russia’s role in a major economic area of the world: the Asia-Pacific region. The degree to which the transportation,...

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