Digital Infrastructures: Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems Through Information Technology / Edition 1 by Thomas Horan | 9780415324618 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Digital Infrastructures: Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems Through Information Technology / Edition 1

Digital Infrastructures: Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems Through Information Technology / Edition 1

by Thomas Horan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415324610

ISBN-13: 9780415324618

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An invisible network of digital technology systems underlies the highly visible networks of roads, waterways, satellites, and power-lines. Increasingly, these systems are becoming the "infrastructure's infrastructure," providing a crucial array of data on network demand, performance, reliability, and security. Digital Infrastructures presents an interdisciplinary

Overview

An invisible network of digital technology systems underlies the highly visible networks of roads, waterways, satellites, and power-lines. Increasingly, these systems are becoming the "infrastructure's infrastructure," providing a crucial array of data on network demand, performance, reliability, and security. Digital Infrastructures presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the technological systems that envelop these networks. The book balances analyses of specific civil and environmental infrastructures with broader policy and management issues, including the challenges of using IT to manage these critical systems under crises conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415324618
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Networked Cities Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part I: Overview
1 What are Digital Infrastructures? Rae Zimmerman and Thomas Horan
2 Technology and Engineering Dimensions William O'Brien and Luis Soibelman
3 Management Challenges Thomas Horan and Roy Sparrow
4 Policy Perspectives Jonathan Gifford
Part II: Infrastructure Cases
5 Water Rae Zimmerman
6 Transportation Christopher Cluett
7 Electricity Massoud Amin
8 Telecommunications Mitchell Moss and Anthony Townsend
Part III: Crosscutting Issues
9 Economics of Information Technology David Henry and Jess Dumagan
10 Infrastructure and IT Dimensions in the Developing World Carlos Restrepo
11 Green Design Principles Timothy Beatley
12 Earth Systems Engineering Braden Allenby
Part IV: Conclusion
13 Themes and New Directions Thomas Horan and Rae Zimmerman

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