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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415324618
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Networked Cities Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What are digital infrastructures? 3
Ch. 2 Technology and engineering dimensions : collecting and interpreting new information for civil and environmental infrastructure management 19
Ch. 3 Management challenges 37
Ch. 4 Policy perspectives 57
Ch. 5 Water 75
Ch. 6 Transportation 96
Ch. 7 Electricity 116
Ch. 8 Telecommunications : catastrophe and recovery in the information city 141
Ch. 9 Economic impacts : the growing use of information technology in infrastructure industries 155
Ch. 10 Infrastructure and IT dimensions in the developing world 179
Ch. 11 Green design and intelligent buildings 203
Ch. 12 Infrastructure in the age of earth systems engineering and management (ESEM) 219
Ch. 13 Themes and new directions 237
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