Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems

1st Edition - September 26, 2020

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  • Author: Michael Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166475
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128166383

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Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems examines the international state of knowledge on climate change and weather and their potential impacts on the planning, design and serviceability of transportation networks. The book describes alternative frameworks for adapting to climate change in the planning, provision and management of transportation systems. It discusses methods and models for including climate and weather factors in planning and design for use in transportation asset systems under risk and uncertainty. Giving specific attention to road, rail, ports and harbors, the book provides users with the tools they need in decision-making approaches where there is uncertainty.

Key Features

  • Examines the impact of climate change and extreme weather on the performance and serviceability of transportation assets
  • Explores the issues, methods, frameworks, models and techniques for assessing transportation systems' performance, including considerations for climate and the environment
  • Provides case studies from around the world to illustrate methods, covering a wide range of climatic conditions, considerations and approaches for transportation planners


Transportation Systems, Design, Planning, Engineering, Economics, and Asset Management researchers, graduate students, and practitioners

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Climate Change Basics
    3. Transportation Infrastructure
    4. Adaptation Planning
    5. Managing Transportation Infrastructure and Assets
    6. Coastal Issues, including Ports and Harbours
    7. Road Transportation Systems
    8. Rail Transportation Systems
    9. Active Transport and Urban Design
    10. Future Directions in Research and Practice

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: September 26, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166475
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128166383

About the Author

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. He has published extensively in several areas, including transport network reliability and vulnerability, climate change adaptation for transport systems, sustainable transport and low carbon mobility, with more than 450 papers, book chapters and articles, and 16 authored or edited books, including the “Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks” (Elsevier, June 2017). He has been guest editor of the journals Transport Reviews, Transportation Research A, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Transportation Research C, and International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure, a foundation Board Member of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, former Board Member of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia, and lifetime honorary member of the prestigious International Advisory Committee for the International Symposia on Transportation and Traffic Theory. In 2011-2015 he was a member of the OECD’s International Working Group on Infrastructure Adaptation to Extreme Weather and Climate Change.

Affiliations and Expertise

Transport Planning at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia

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