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Title: Integrating Infrastructures in the United States: Experience and Prospects

Abstract

Infrastructure integration has been limited in the United States because infrastructure management responsibilities are fragmented by divisions between sectors and between the public and the private sector, but some changes are under way. Stimulated by a number of extreme events in recent decades, data and modeling capabilities for simulating infrastructure interdependencies have been developed and applied, and infrastructure integration in some cities has been encouraged by such foci as emergency preparedness and “green infrastructure” strategies. Integrative strategies have been explored for energy and water resource systems, in some cases related to other sectors as well. In summary, infrastructure integration in the United States is occurring from the ground up, due in many cases to climate change impacts and risks. A number of examples of successes, supported by broad coalitions of interested parties (with evident sociopolitical payoffs), suggest that integration will increase through time.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1394274
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: People, Place and Policy Online; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wilbanks, Thomas. Integrating Infrastructures in the United States: Experience and Prospects. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3351/ppp.2017.3996323588.
Wilbanks, Thomas. Integrating Infrastructures in the United States: Experience and Prospects. United States. doi:10.3351/ppp.2017.3996323588.
Wilbanks, Thomas. Fri . "Integrating Infrastructures in the United States: Experience and Prospects". United States. doi:10.3351/ppp.2017.3996323588.
@article{osti_1394274,
title = {Integrating Infrastructures in the United States: Experience and Prospects},
author = {Wilbanks, Thomas},
abstractNote = {Infrastructure integration has been limited in the United States because infrastructure management responsibilities are fragmented by divisions between sectors and between the public and the private sector, but some changes are under way. Stimulated by a number of extreme events in recent decades, data and modeling capabilities for simulating infrastructure interdependencies have been developed and applied, and infrastructure integration in some cities has been encouraged by such foci as emergency preparedness and “green infrastructure” strategies. Integrative strategies have been explored for energy and water resource systems, in some cases related to other sectors as well. In summary, infrastructure integration in the United States is occurring from the ground up, due in many cases to climate change impacts and risks. A number of examples of successes, supported by broad coalitions of interested parties (with evident sociopolitical payoffs), suggest that integration will increase through time.},
doi = {10.3351/ppp.2017.3996323588},
journal = {People, Place and Policy Online},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Jul 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}