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Infrastructure resilience and innovation

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The effects of natural hazards with respect to infrastructure resilience are reviewed with examples related to earthquakes, hurricanes, and fire. Infrastructure resilience with respect to natural hazards vs climate change is discussed. Innovation with respect to increasing the resilience of pipelines and tunnels is examined. A case history of the restoration of the Canarsie Tunnel, which was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, is given. The agents of change that lead to improved policies and approaches are explored, including the technical, institutional, and social challenges of introducing new technologies and engaging community support.

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