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dc.contributor.authorHayes, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorDesha, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Mark
dc.contributor.authorChester, Mikhail
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-28T00:37:16Z
dc.date.available2019-10-28T00:37:16Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0144-1647
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01441647.2019.1612480
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386203
dc.description.abstractAnthropogenic climate change poses risks to transport infrastructure that include disrupted operations, reduced lifespan and increased reconstruction and maintenance costs. Efforts to decrease the vulnerability of transport networks have been largely limited to understanding projected risks through governance and administrative efforts. Where physical adaptation measures have been implemented, these have typically aligned with a traditional “engineering resilience” approach of increasing the strength and rigidity of assets to withstand the impacts of climate change and maintain a stable operating state. Such systems have limited agility and are susceptible to failure from “surprise events”. Addressing these limitations, this paper considers an alternate approach to resilience, inspired by natural ecosystems that sense conditions in real-time, embrace multi-functionality and evolve in response to changing environmental conditions. Such systems embrace and thrive on unpredictability and instability. This paper synthesises key literature in climate adaptation and socio-ecological resilience theory to propose a shift in paradigm for transport infrastructure design, construction and operation, towards engineered systems that can transform, evolve and internally manage vulnerability. The authors discuss the opportunity for biomimicry (innovation inspired by nature) as an enabling discipline for supporting resilient and regenerative infrastructure, introducing three potential tools and frameworks. The authors conclude the importance of leveraging socio-ecological resilience theory, building on the achievements in engineering resilience over the past century. These findings have immediate practical applications in redefining resilience approaches for new transport infrastructure projects and transport infrastructure renewal.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTransport Reviews
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1507
dc.titleLeveraging socio-ecological resilience theory to build climate resilience in transport infrastructure
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transport Reviews on 10 May 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2019.1612480
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gro.griffith.authorDesha, Cheryl J.
gro.griffith.authorBurke, Matthew I.
gro.griffith.authorHayes, Samantha
gro.griffith.authorGibbs, Mark


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