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

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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

Ch. 1What are digital infrastructures?3
Ch. 2Technology and engineering dimensions : collecting and interpreting new information for civil and environmental infrastructure management19
Ch. 3Management challenges37
Ch. 4Policy perspectives57
Ch. 5Water75
Ch. 6Transportation96
Ch. 7Electricity116
Ch. 8Telecommunications : catastrophe and recovery in the information city141
Ch. 9Economic impacts : the growing use of information technology in infrastructure industries155
Ch. 10Infrastructure and IT dimensions in the developing world179
Ch. 11Green design and intelligent buildings203
Ch. 12Infrastructure in the age of earth systems engineering and management (ESEM)219
Ch. 13Themes and new directions237

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