Environment Systems & Decisions special issue

Resilience Shift research contributed to this special edition journal.

This special issue of Environment Systems and Decisions is influenced by our recognition at the Resilience Shift that, although the safety and well-being of billions of people depends on infrastructure systems, at present, we do not design, deliver and operate for resilience. What design, deliver, and operate for resilience would mean in practice is the subject of the articles in this issue.

Resilience Shift kicked off its work with an agenda setting exercise, calling for research proposals to map the pathways from where design and engineering practice for resilience is today to where it should be.

This special issue provides a summary of several of the most important papers Resilience Shift received (detailed below as papers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), that have been updated to reflect changes or advances since Resilience Shift agenda setting papers were concluded a year ago. The original set of white papers is available in the Publications section of the Resilience Shift website.

A special introductory paper by Dr Nancy Kete, (detailed below as paper 1) formerly Executive Director, Resilience Shift, reviews the context and aims of the research, and highlights some of the key learnings from individual papers.

The issue is edited by Giuliano PunzoIgor Linkov and Nancy Kete.


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Volume 38, Issue 3, September 2018. Special Issue: Risk and Resilience

ISSN: 2194-5403 (Print) 2194-5411 (Online)

In this issue (13 articles in total of which those connected with the original Resilience Shift research are papers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6):

  1. Editorial (open access)

    Enhancing resilience within and between critical infrastructure systems

    Nancy Kete, Giuliano Punzo, Igor Linkov Pages 275-277

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  2. Original Paper (open access)

    Resilience engineering: theory and practice in interdependent infrastructure systems

    Adrian J. Hickford, Simon P. Blainey… Pages 278-291

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  3. Original Paper (access fee required)

    A value-based approach to infrastructure resilience

    Caroline Field, Richard Look Pages 292-305

  4. Original Paper (access fee required)

    Engineering meets institutions: an interdisciplinary approach to the management of resilience

    Nader Naderpajouh, David J. Yu, Daniel P. Aldrich… Pages 306-317

  5. Original Paper (open access)

    Flood resilience: consolidating knowledge between and within critical infrastructure sectors

    Jonathan Pearson, G. Punzo, M. Mayfield, G. Brighty… Pages 318-329

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  6. Original Paper (open access)

    Contributions of green infrastructure to enhancing urban resilience

    Chad Staddon, Sarah Ward, Laura De Vito… Pages 330-338

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  7. Original Paper (access fee required)

    A capabilities approach to the prioritization of critical infrastructure

    Susan Spierre Clark, Thomas P. Seager… Pages 339-352

  8. Original Paper (access fee required)

    Benefits of systems thinking for a human and organizational factors approach to safety management

    Jean-François Vautier, Nicolas Dechy… Pages 353-366

  9. Original Paper (access fee required)

    Developing an integrative urban resilience capacity index for plan making

    Xin Fu, Xinhao Wang Pages 367-378

  10. Original Paper (access fee required)

    Improving communication resilience for effective disaster relief operations

    Ekundayo Shittu, Geoffrey Parker, Nancy Mock Pages 379-397

  11. Original Paper (access fee required)

    Supervised clustering for automated document classification and prioritization: a case study using toxicological abstracts

    Arun Varghese, Michelle Cawley, Tao Hong Pages 398-414

  12. Original Paper (access fee required)

    The decline of environmental degradation by renewable energy consumption in the MERCOSUR countries: an approach with ARDL modeling

    Matheus Koengkan Pages 415-425

  13. Original Paper (open access)

    Cryptocurrency: governance for what was meant to be ungovernable

    Benjamin D. Trump, Emily Wells, Joshua Trump… Pages 426-430

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Publication date: 1 September, 2018
Authors: Nancy Kete, Giuliano Punzo, Igor Linkov