Publication: Reestablishment of Transport Systems After an Earthquake and Establishment of Lifeline Systems
Scales, John Carter
Social order relies on a complex network of infrastructure lifeline systems. When a disaster strikes, restoring lifeline systems is at the heart of restoring social organization. At the center of lifelines is a multimodal transport system. Highways are among the oldest of lifelines. There are generally significant impacts to transport lifeline systems earthquake. These systems can often be interrupted and destroyed as a result of landslides, failed bridges, geographic proximity to a fault line, and liquefaction. Bridges are usually the most vulnerable link. Reestablishment of lifelines after an earthquake is an extremely complex process. Networks of transport, utilities, communications, and other lifeline systems are all interdependent. All entities can benefit from a detailed evaluation of the reestablishment processes earthquake. This reduces the timelines associated with reconstruction and shows the optimal processes for the future.
Link to Data Set
“Scales, John Carter. 2010. Reestablishment of Transport Systems After an Earthquake and Establishment of Lifeline Systems. EAP DRM Knowledge Notes; No. 6. © http://hdl.handle.net/10986/10136 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”