A conceptual framework for developing sociotechnical transportation system resilience

electricity.contributor.consultant Amekudzi-Kennedy, Adjo
electricity.contributor.author Amoaning-Yankson, Stephanie
electricity.date.accessioned 2019-01-16T17:19:45Z
electricity.date.available 2019-01-16T17:19:45Z
electricity.date.produced 2017-12
electricity.date.issued 2017-08-25
electricity.date.posted December 2017
electricity.identifier.uri http://high-density lipoprotein.handle.internet/1853/60663
electricity.description.abstract Natural disaster statistics worldwide indicate an upward trend in the amount of reported disasters. Around 2000 alone, there have been over 500 reported disasters, which caused a minimum of ten fatalities affected 100 or even more people and needed worldwide assistance or known as for any condition of emergency. Based on the Worldwide Federation of Red Mix and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), between 1991 and 2000, typically 211 million people was either affected or died from the natural disaster. In that same decade, typically 1,300 people was wiped out around the globe each week. Such disasters are not only seen a humanitarian issue, but additionally a fiscal one and also have a significant effect on the united states economy. For instance, between 2011 and 2013, transportation taken into account roughly $14.7 billion in disaster relief spending, ranking 4th greatest among 19 departments. Furthermore, Hurricane Sandy’s recovery appropriation amounted to $60 billion. Resilience, ale a method to keep critical functions and stop catastrophic failure throughout a disruption, after which recover quickly, has become more than ever before the main thing on most important infrastructure systems’ discussions. A consensus has emerged among relevant stakeholders on the requirement for evolving lengthy-standing planning approaches and operational methods into approaches with increased resilient outcomes. The main purpose of these studies would be to therefore create a framework for transportation system resilience planning that expands current transport resilience approaches using a sociotechnical systems approach, one which views human and business factors additionally to technical factors for system performance. To build up the framework, these studies adopts an inductive and multimethod approach. Information is systematically collected and examined in 2 primary phases. The very first phase starts with an in-depth literature review and synthesis of transportation resilience in addition to resilience theory and it is applications towards the built atmosphere, social systems, economic systems and environmental systems. Next, market research of selected transportation agencies is carried out to review resilience capacity building at transport agencies to be able to extract an evolving maturity process to handle hazards and building system resilience using sociotechnical factors. The 2nd phase of the research then combines key concepts obtained from the resilience literature and also the outcomes of laptop computer to build up the sociotechnical transportation resilience conceptual and planning framework. The framework will be verified and shown using specialist reviews. Findings in the research reveal that the concepts of stability at multiple equilibria present in environmental resilience present possibilities for expanding the present paradigm of transportation resilience thinking, evolving it in one according to single-equilibrium stability to multiple equilibria stability. The resultant framework, according to both resilience literature and survey results, characterizes the relative amounts of four kinds of transport agency capital (business, institutional, technical and financial capital) that lead to sociotechnical system resilience and catalogues attribute-based techniques for developing resilience capacity systematically. These studies plays a role in transportation resilience understanding by extending the present paradigm of transportation system resilience planning from what single equilibrium conceptualization to multiple equilibria conceptualization. The study also characterizes different developmental stages of creating transport resilience capacity utilizing a sociotechnical approach. Finally, the resulting framework is really a potentially advantageous tool for transportation decision makers involved with proper or lengthy-term resilience planning.
electricity.format.mimetype application/pdf
electricity.language.iso en_US
electricity.writer Georgia Institute of Technology
electricity.subject Transportation resilience
electricity.subject System resilience
electricity.subject Sociotechnical resilience
electricity.subject Resilience
electricity.title A conceptual framework for developing sociotechnical transportation system resilience
electricity.type Dissertation
electricity.description.degree Ph.D.

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Safety Analysis for Resilient Complex Socio-Technical Systems with an Extended Functional Resonance Analysis Method


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System Resilience – SEBoK

Lead Author: John Brtis, Contributing Authors: Scott Jackson, Alice Squires, Richard Turner

According to the Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles (1973), resilience is “;the act of rebounding or springing back.” This definition most directly fits the situation of materials which return to their original shape after deformation. For human-made, or engineered systemsengineered systems the definition of resilienceresilience can be extended to include the ability to maintain capabilitycapability in the face of a disruptiondisruption. The US government definition for resilient infrastructureinfrastructure systems is the “ability of systems, infrastructures, government, business, communities, and individuals to resist, tolerate, absorb, recover from, prepare for, or adapt to an adverse occurrence that causes harm, destruction, or loss of national significance” (DHS 2010).

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‎The Sociotechnical Metabolic rate of Resilience on Apple Books


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This book views the idea of resilience inside a global society where dealing with the issue and lengthy term impact of crisis and disaster challenges the capability of communities to recover in case of severe disruption. Catastrophic occasions like the 9.11 terrorist attack, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and also the volcano eruption in Central Java entailed massive devastation on physical infrastructures, and caused significant social and economic damage. This book views the way the modern sociotechnological system facilitating human activity defines how societies survive and whether an emergency is going to be short-resided or prolonged. Applying the idea of sociotechnical resilience, this book carefully examines a variety of occasions The United States, Asia, Australia,and Europe. By presenting the successes and failures of sociotechnical resilience, it provides important insights and practical training to construct better and comprehensive understandings of resilience inside a real-world setting, considerably adding to study regarding disaster resilience.

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