Digital Infrastructures: Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems Through Information Technology

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Rae Zimmerman, Thomas A. Horan
Psychology Press, 2004 - Architecture - 254 pages
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An invisible network of digital technology systems underlies the highly visible networks of roads, waterways, satellites, and power-lines. Increasingly, these systems are becoming the "infrastructure's infrastructure," providing a crucial array of data on network demand, performance, reliability, and security. Digital Infrastructures presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the technological systems that envelop these networks. The book balances analyses of specific civil and environmental infrastructures with broader policy and management issues, including the challenges of using IT to manage these critical systems under crises conditions.
  

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Contents

Chapter Three Management Challenges
37
Chapter Four Policy Perspectives
57
Chapter Five Water
75
Chapter Six Transportation
96
Chapter Seven Electricity
116
Catastrophe and Recovery
141
The Growing Use of
155
Chapter Ten Infrastructure and IT Dimensions in the
179
Chapter Eleven Green Design and Intelligent Buildings
203
Chapter Twelve Infrastructure in the Age of Earth Systems
219
Chapter Thirteen Themes and New Directions
237
Index
249
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About the author (2004)

Horan is executive director of the Claremont Information and Technology Institute, and associate professor in the School of Information Science at the Claremont Graduate University.

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