This workshop will bring together experts and researchers across a set of interdisciplinary fields to discuss the state of the art in assessing interdependent infrastructure networks and environmental assets, with the explicit goal of establishing future research and market needs. Resilient and sustainable assets – in the context of multiple hazards, the environment, society, and economic constraints – require targeted mitigation to lessen the impacts from human activity and future disasters, as well as resiliency to recover quickly from those hazards. Importantly, the move towards more sustainable and resilient communities, both nationally and globally, requires informed leaders to be able to identify and evaluate the best paths forward given the complex interplay between technology, the environment, ethics, law and policy, business, and economics. These leaders must be able to:
- Recognize and assess the complex interactions and interdependencies within and between critical infrastructure, engineering networks, social systems, and our environment.
- Recognize the technical, social, economic, and ethical aspects of a commitment to sustainable and resilient development.
- Recognize and apply scientific principles, processes, and practices to engineered infrastructure and systems that result in sustainable and resilient development.
- Develop a functional knowledge of the historical and economic frameworks that guide engineering regulations and public policy.
View the program's agenda and abstracts here.
Workshop sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences