Infranomics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319024930
  • ISBN-13: 9783319024936
  • DDC: 658.15
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 422 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book provides a rough entry into the interdisciplinary field of Infranomics. It enables better decision making in an increasing ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain world where we attempt to anticipate modern society trends and patterns in order to react appropriately. However, as with any emerging discipline, much research is needed at the applications and conceptual level. The applications level may require development and testing of methods, tools, and techniques to enable analysis and decision-making in ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain conditions while the conceptual level may require taping into driving philosophies, theories, and methodologies that form the basis for Infranomics. Striking the right balance between applications and conceptual foundation (theory) requires rigorous research. This book provides a springboard for robust discussions on applications, theory, and transformation of current thinking to better deal with modern society's problematic issues using Infranomics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Infranomics: A Discipline-of-Disciplines for the XXIst Century.
1: Infrastructure and Sustainability.
2: Sustainable Procurement for Port Infrastructure Projects.
3: Open Water Ports: Possibilities and Challenges for Container Terminals.
4: Role of Flexibility in Sustainable Port Development.
5: Asset Management.
6: An Integrated Approach to Strategic Asset Management.
7: Integrated Strategic Asset Management: Frameworks and Dimensions.
8: Real Estate Portfolio Decision Making.
9: Safety, Renewable Energy and Management.
10: Design for Safety: A New Service for Alarming and Informing the Population in Case of Emergency.
11: Optimal Policy Design for Disaster-Hit Area of Japan: Bottom-Up Systems Analysis of Special Zone for Reconstruction by the Isdm.
12: Transportation Energy Consumption and Energy Security in China.
13: Equity, Ethics, and Infrastructures.
14: Equity and the Ethics of Water Governance.
15: Alternative Urban Technology for Future Low-Carbon Cities: A Demonstration Project Review and Discussion.
16: Complex Socio-Technical Problems for Engineers: Pedagogical Motivation and Experience at the Undergraduate Level.
17: Modeling and Simulation.
18: Infranomics Simulation: Supporting System of Systems Understanding by Gaming.
19: Speeding up Energy Transitions: Gaming Towards Sustainability in the Dutch Built Environment.
20: Boats and Bridges in the Sandbox: Using Role Play Simulation Exercises to Help Infrastructure Planners Prepare for the Risks and Uncertainties Associated with Climate Change.
21: Game-Like Characteristic of Engineering Design.
22: Governance.
23: System Governance: Emergence of Practical Perspectives across the Disciplines.
24: Capacities and Governance in Kenya: Lessons in Technology Transfer.
25: The Structural Dimensions in the Security of Power Transmission Systems.
26: Investigating the Surrogate Worth Trade-Off Method to Facilitate Technology Selection for New Systems.
27: Engineering Design and Sociotechnical Systems.
28: The Historical Roots of the Field of Engineering Systems: Results from an In-Class Assignment.
29: Complexity Induced Vulnerability Assessment: How Resilient Are Our Academic Programs?.
30: Managing the Risks of a Large-Scale Infrastructure Project: The Case of Spoorzone Delft.
31: The Actor-Option Framework: A General Framework for Modelling Socio-Technical Systems in Transition.