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Infranomics

Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance

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  • Contains results of different simulations case studies in energy transitions on how to improve educational programs in leading institutions

  • Reader is exposed to latest approaches on dealing with vexing issues of port security, water, and technology transfer to emerging economies

  • Contains over 100 tables and illustrations and over 50 color illustrations

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality (TSRQ, volume 24)

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Infranomics: A Discipline-of-Disciplines for the XXIst Century

    • Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marcelo Masera
    Pages 1-7
  3. Infrastructure and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Sustainable Procurement for Port Infrastructure Projects

      • Emile Broesterhuizen, Tiedo Vellinga, Poonam Taneja, Linda Docters van Leeuwen
      Pages 11-26
    3. Open Water Ports: Possibilities and Challenges for Container Terminals

      • Martijn P. C. de Jong, Otto M. Weiler, Jan-Joost Schouten
      Pages 27-39
    4. Role of Flexibility in Sustainable Port Development

      • Poonam Taneja, Tiedo Vellinga, Robin Ros
      Pages 41-53
  4. Asset Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55
    2. An Integrated Approach to Strategic Asset Management

      • Kerry Brown, Martin Laue, Javier Tafur, Muhammad Nateque Mahmood, Pascal Scherrer, Robyn Keast
      Pages 57-74
    3. Integrated Strategic Asset Management: Frameworks and Dimensions

      • Martin Laue, Kerry Brown, Pascal Scherrer, Robyn Keast
      Pages 75-87
    4. Real Estate Portfolio Decision Making

      • Monique H. Arkesteijn, Ruud Binnekamp
      Pages 89-99
  5. Safety, Renewable Energy and Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Optimal Policy Design for Disaster-Hit Area of Japan: Bottom-Up Systems Analysis of Special Zone for Reconstruction by the Isdm

      • Masaki Nishimori, Motoshi Kanke, Akiko Tsutsuki, Naohiko Kohtake, Seiko Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Yasui
      Pages 125-137
    3. Transportation Energy Consumption and Energy Security in China

      • Sai-ni Yang, Dan Wu, Ming Wang
      Pages 139-152
  6. Equity, Ethic, and Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153
    2. Equity and the Ethics of Water Governance

      • Neelke Doorn
      Pages 155-164
  7. Modeling and Simulation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Engineering Design
  • Governance
  • Infranomics
  • Socio-technical Systems
  • Sustainability

Editors and Affiliations

  • Engineering Mngmt & Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

    Adrian V. Gheorghe

  • Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Joint Research Center, Petten, The Netherlands

    Marcelo Masera

  • Engineering Management and Systems Eng., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

    Polinpapilinho F. Katina

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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-02493-6
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)