To best serve current and future generations, infrastructure needs to be resilient to the changing world while using limited resources in a sustainable manner. Research on and funding towards sustainability and resilience are growing rapidly, and significant research is being carried out at a number of institutions and centers worldwide.

This handbook brings together current research on sustainable and resilient infrastructure and, in particular, stresses the fundamental nexus between sustainability and resilience. It aims to coalesce work from a large and diverse group of contributors across a wide range of disciplines including engineering, technology and informatics, urban planning, public policy, economics, and finance. Not only does it present a theoretical formulation of sustainability and resilience but it also demonstrates how these ideals can be realized in practice. This work will provide a reference text to students and scholars of a number of disciplines.

part Part I|1 pages


chapter 1|10 pages

Toward sustainable and resilient physical systems

Current state and future directions
ByPaolo Gardoni

part Part II|1 pages

Situating and motivating sustainability and resilience

chapter 2|13 pages

Aligning community resilience and sustainability

ByTherese P. McAllister, Steven Moddemeyer

chapter 3|22 pages

On sustainability and resilience of engineered systems

ByMichael Havbro Faber

chapter 4|20 pages

Resilience and sustainability goals for communities and quantification metrics

ByJessica Boakye, Colleen Murphy, Paolo Gardoni

chapter 6|19 pages

Performance-based engineering to achieve community resilience

ByBruce R. Ellingwood, Naiyu Wang, James Robert Harris, Therese P. McAllister

part Part III|1 pages

Resilience of different systems

chapter 7|19 pages

Tornado damage modeling

Single buildings, communities, and regions
ByJohn W. van de Lindt, Hassan Masoomi, Navid Attary, Christine D. Standohar-Alfano

chapter 8|18 pages

Realizing hurricane resilient communities through distributed computing

ByAhmed U. Abdelhady, Seymour M.J. Spence, Jason McCormick

chapter 9|28 pages

Resilience assessment of community building portfolios

ByPeihui Lin, Naiyu Wang

chapter 10|19 pages

A way forward to resilient infrastructures against earthquake-tsunami multi-hazard

ByRaffaele De Risi, Ario Muhammad, Katsuichiro Goda

chapter 11|17 pages

Resilience assessment of transportation networks

ByMaria Nogal, Alan O’Connor

chapter 12|23 pages

A framework for resilience assessment of highway transportation networks

ByNavya Vishnu, Sabarethinam Kameshwar, Jamie E. Padgett

chapter 13|24 pages

Physics-based fragility functions

Their mathematical formulation and use in the reliability and resilience analysis of transportation infrastructure
ByFabrizio Nocera, Armin Tabandeh, Roberto Guidotti, Jessica Boakye, Paolo Gardoni

chapter 15|13 pages

A holistic framework to evaluate water availability for post-earthquake firefighting

ByNegar Elhami Khorasani, Maxwell Coar, Amir Sarreshtehdari, Maria Garlock

chapter 16|29 pages

Risk and life cycle cost based asset management framework for aging water supply system

BySolomon Tesfamariam, Golam Kabir, Rehan Sadiq

chapter 17|16 pages

Resilience of potable water and wastewater networks

ByMax Didier, Simona Esposito, Božidar Stojadinović

chapter 18|18 pages

Population dynamics and the resiliency of water and wastewater infrastructure

ByKasey M. Faust, Jessica A. Kaminsky

chapter 19|16 pages

Cyber threat on critical infrastructure

A growing concern for decision makers
ByOmar Kammouh, Gian Paolo Cimellaro

part Part IV|1 pages

Sustainable materials, design, and construction

chapter 20|10 pages

Low CO2 cement for sustainable concrete

ByMaria C.G. Juenger

chapter 21|15 pages

The need for standardized testing for service life prediction of reinforced concrete

Ensuring sustainable systems
ByDavid Trejo

chapter 22|15 pages

The long-term ageing trends of asphalt binders in highway pavements

ByYuhong Wang, Kecheng Zhao, Fangjin Li

part Part V|1 pages

Merging sustainability and resilience

chapter 24|22 pages

Tradeoffs between sustainable and resilient buildings

ByAbbie B. Liel, Sarah J. Welsh-Huggins

part Part VI|1 pages

The role of dependencies/interdependencies

chapter 25|28 pages

The role of interdependencies in infrastructure modeling and community resilience

ByDorothy A. Reed, Shuoqi Wang

chapter 27|22 pages

Modeling of interdependent critical infrastructure for regional risk and resilience analysis

ByRoberto Guidotti, Paolo Gardoni

chapter 28|24 pages

Regional resilience analysis

A multi-scale approach to model the recovery of interdependent infrastructure
ByNeetesh Sharma, Armin Tabandeh, Paolo Gardoni

part Part VII|1 pages

The role and impact of aging and deterioration, and life-cycle analysis

chapter 29|25 pages

Deterioration models for engineered systems

ByJavier Riascos-Ochoa, Mauricio Sánchez-Silva

part Part VIII|1 pages

The role and impact of climate change

chapter 31|21 pages

Infrastructure and climate change

ByMikhail Chester, Samuel Markolf, Andrew Fraser, Daniel Burillo, Emily Bondank, Yeowon Kim, Christopher Hoehne

chapter 32|20 pages

Climate change impact on RC structures subjected to chloride ingress and carbonation-induced corrosion

ByEmilio Bastidas-Arteaga, Mark G. Stewart

chapter 33|16 pages

Hazard-based hurricane loss estimation including climate change impacts

Sea surface temperature change
ByDavid V. Rosowsky

chapter 34|21 pages

A physics-based transportable probabilistic model for climate change dependent storm surge

ByAlessandro Contento, Hao Xu, Paolo Gardoni

part Part IX|1 pages

Smart cities and the role of information and communication technology in achieving sustainability and resilience

chapter 35|21 pages

Exploiting smart technologies to build smart resilient cities

ByEmanuele Bellini, Paolo Nesi

chapter 36|27 pages

Framework for improved indoor thermal comfort through personalized HVAC control

ByDa Li, Carol C. Menassa, Vineet R. Kamat

chapter 37|14 pages

Reinforcement learning for intelligent environments

A tutorial
ByZoltan Nagy, June Young Park, José Ramón Vázquez-Canteli

part Part X|1 pages

Multi-objective optimization

chapter 38|21 pages

Resilience-based restoration optimization, resource location, and importance measures

ByKash Barker, Yasser Almoghathawi

chapter 39|19 pages

Lifecycle multi criteria decision analysis of buildings using generalized expected utility

ByUmberto Alibrandi, Khalid M. Mosalam

part Part XI|1 pages

The role of urban planning and public policies

chapter 40|17 pages

Addressing the infrastructure decay rate in US cities

The case for a paradigm shift in information and communication
ByMark Reiner, Jennifer E. Cross

chapter 41|17 pages

Balanced urban design process to create resilient and sustainable urban environments

ByNuwan Dias, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Kaushal Keraminiyage, Richard Haigh

part Part XII|1 pages

Economic considerations and the role of insurance and re-insurance

chapter 42|14 pages

Defining economic recovery

An application of the synthetic control method
ByRyan Levitt, Sammy Zahran

chapter 44|23 pages

CAT bond pricing and coverage design against natural perils

ByLorenzo Hofer, Paolo Gardoni, Mariano Angelo Zanini