Infrastructure forms the economic backbone of modern society. It is a key determinant of economic competitiveness, social well-being and environmental sustainability. Yet infrastructure systems (energy, transport, water, waste and ICT) in advanced economies globally face serious challenges. for the first time, a leading team of researchers sets out a systematic approach to making long-term choices about national infrastructure systems. Great Britain is used as a case study to demonstrate how the methodologies and accompanying models can be effectively applied in a national infrastructure assessment. Lessons and insights for other industrialised nations and emerging economies are highlighted, demonstrating practical scenarios for delivering infrastructure services in a wide range of future socio-economic and environmental conditions. The Future of National Infrastructure provides practitioners, policy-makers, and academics with the concepts, models and tools needed to identify and test robust, sustainable, and resilient strategies for the provision of national infrastructure.
List of contributors; Preface; Part I. A System-of-Systems Approach: 1. Introducing national infrastructure assessment Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls, Adrian J. Hickford and Martino Tran; 2. A framework for analysing the long-term performance of interdependent infrastructure systems Jim W. Hall, Alexander Otto, Adrian J. Hickford, Robert J. Nicholls and Martino Tran; Part II. Analysing National Infrastructure: 3. Future demand for infrastructure services Chris Thoung, Rachel Beaven, Chengchao Zuo, Mark Birkin, Peter Tyler, Douglas Crawford-Brown, Edward J. Oughton and Scott Kelly; 4. Energy systems assessment Pranab Baruah, Modassar Chaudry, Meysam Qadrdan, Nick Eyre and Nick Jenkins; 5. Transport systems assessment Simon P. Blainey and John M. Preston; 6. Water supply systems assessment Mike Simpson, Matthew C. Ives, Jim W. Hall and Chris G. Kilsby; 7. Wastewater systems assessment Lucy Manning, David W. Graham and Jim W. Hall; 8. Solid waste systems assessment Geoff V. R. Watson, Anne Stringfellow, William Powrie, David A. Turner and Jon Coello; 9. Digital communications and information systems Edward J. Oughton, Martino Tran, Cliff B. Jones and Razgar Ebrahimy; Part III. Integrative Perspectives for the Future: 10. Assessing the performance of national infrastructure strategies Martino Tran, Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls and Adrian J. Hickford; 11. Quantifying interdependencies: the energy-transport and water-energy nexus Martino Tran, Edward A. Byers, Simon P. Blainey, Pranab Baruah, Modassar Chaudry, Meysam Qadrdan, Nick Eyre and Nick Jenkins; 12. Analysing the risks of failure of interdependent infrastructure networks Raghav Pant, Scott Thacker, Jim W. Hall, Stuart Barr, David Alderson and Scott Kelly; 13. Database, simulation modelling and visualisation for national infrastructure assessment Stuart Barr, David Alderson, Matthew C. Ives and Craig Robson; 14. Governance of interdependent infrastructure networks Ralitsa Hiteva and Jim W. Watson; 15. The future of national infrastructure Jim W. Hall, Robert J. Nicholls, Martino Tran and Adrian J. Hickford; Index.
Environmental science, engineering & technology, Sustainability, Development economics & emerging economies, Systems analysis & design, Civil engineering, surveying & building, Information theory