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Creating Resilient Transportation Systems

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems Book
Author : John Renne,Brian Wolshon,Pamela Murray-Tuite,Karl Kim,Anurag Pande
Publisher :
Release : 2019-09
ISBN : 9780128168202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Simon Hakim,Gila Albert,Yoram Shiftan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-06-01
ISBN : 1119078245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Human Factors for Sustainability

Human Factors for Sustainability Book
Author : Andrew Thatcher,Klaus J. Zink,Klaus Fischer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-06-14
ISBN : 1351269666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Alisdair McGregor,Cole Roberts,Fiona Cousins
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-29
ISBN : 0415692997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Resilient Cities Second Edition

Resilient Cities  Second Edition Book
Author : Peter Newman,Timothy Beatley,Heather Boyer
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2017-06
ISBN : 1610916859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Drawing from research and examples about resilient cities, this book looks at new initiatives and innovations cities can implement.

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning Book
Author : Jeffrey Tumlin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-01-24
ISBN : 0470540931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Washington State Freight System Resiliency

Washington State Freight System Resiliency Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2009
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

The Cybercities Reader

The Cybercities Reader Book
Author : Stephen Graham
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780415279567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures.

Decision Making for the Environment

Decision Making for the Environment Book
Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Economic, Governance, and International Studies,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change,Panel on Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities for Environmental Decision Making
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2005-05-31
ISBN : 9780309165396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With the growing number, complexity, and importance of environmental problems come demands to include a full range of intellectual disciplines and scholarly traditions to help define and eventually manage such problems more effectively. Decision Making for the Environment: Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities is the result of a 2-year effort by 12 social and behavioral scientists, scholars, and practitioners. The report sets research priorities for the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to several different kinds of environmental problems.

A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security

A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security Book
Author : Committee on the Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2013-12-10
ISBN : 0309289475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) range from preventing foreign and domestic terrorist attacks; securing the nation's borders; safeguarding transportation systems; responding to natural disasters; nuclear detection; and more. Created in 2002 from a merger that rapidly incorporated parts of eight cabinet departments and 22 government agencies, DHS has struggled to integrate its numerous components and their unique cultures. While DHS is very accomplished at performing its many missions, the nature of the DHS work environment is inherently stressful, and employees suffer from low morale. A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America's Front Line reviews current workforce resilience efforts, identifies gaps, and provides recommendations for a 5-year strategy to improve DHSTogether, the current DHS workforce resilience program. This report stresses the importance of strong leadership, communication, measurement, and evaluation in the organization and recommends content for a 5-year plan that will promote centralized strategic direction and resource investment to improve readiness and resilience at the department. While all DHS component agencies share a common mission, each have distinct roles with different stressors attached, making implementation of an organization-wide resilience or wellness program difficult. The recommendations of A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security outline how DHS can focus its efforts on creating a common culture of workforce readiness and resilience, while recognizing the distinct, proud, celebrated cultures of its component agencies.

Climate Action Planning

Climate Action Planning Book
Author : Michael R. Boswell,Adrienne I. Greve,Tammy L. Seale
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2019-07-16
ISBN : 1610919637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Leading the inclusive city

Leading the inclusive city Book
Author : Hambleton, Robin
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2014-11-24
ISBN : 144731185X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.

Climate Resilient Cities

Climate Resilient Cities Book
Author : Neeraj Prasad,Federica Ranghieri,Fatima Shah,Zoe Trohanis,Earl Kessler,Ravi Sinha
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2009
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters' provides city administratorswith exactly what they need to know about the complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural disasters through an innovative “hot spot” risk and vulnerability identifi cation tool.This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters.

Creating Resilient Financial Regimes in Asia

Creating Resilient Financial Regimes in Asia Book
Author : Asian Development Bank
Publisher : Asian Dev Bank
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Over the past decade, a large number of countries throughout Asia have taken steps toward establishing more liberal financial regimes: domestic financial markets are being deregulated and the links between domestic and international capital markets are intensifying. While financial reform experiments in a number of Asian countries have met with a great deal of success, for most Asian countries progress has still yet to happen. As a means of providing a forum for issues such as the challenges and constraints faced by these economies, the ensuing policy dilemmas, and the methods of dealing with them, The Asian Development Bank organized a high-level seminar on financial sector development in Asia. This book presents the collection of papers and proceedings from this seminar and provides an overview of the key issues and challenges related to financial reform in the region.

Regional Resilience and Defense Conversion in the United States

Regional Resilience and Defense Conversion in the United States Book
Author : R. D. Norton
Publisher : Jai Press
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Transportation Management

Transportation Management Book
Author : S. Jaya Krishna
Publisher :
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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