Special Issue "Future-Ready Sustainable Infrastructure Systems"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2019.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lu Aye
Over the past few years, there have been considerable concerns raised about the capacity and capability of our current infrastructure systems to satisfactorily address the issues arising from population growth and environmental sustainability. Population distribution is also shifting towards older ages. There are positive and negative impacts of our ageing population that need to be considered. The increasingly harsh effects of climate change such as stronger storms, more common floods and droughts, and more intense heat waves call for infrastructure systems to be more resilient. The capability to mitigate the risks to critical infrastructure systems is also becoming more important. These issues combine to bring about a strain on our natural resources and on the wellbeing of the people who rely on the infrastructure systems for daily life.
Recent advances in enabling technologies such as the internet of things, big data analytics, renewable materials, lean manufacturing, and integrated project delivery create opportunities for innovative solutions for future infrastructure systems. They not only aid infrastructure development but also provide positive outcomes for people’s wellbeing. It would therefore be beneficial to explore how strategic applications of such enabling technologies, materials or sustainable design and delivery can aid in creating future-ready sustainable infrastructure systems that incorporate scalability and resilience.
The purpose of this Special Issue is therefore to disseminate leading research findings and new knowledge in these research domains. We welcome high quality and original works in these areas that have not been published. The selected proposed manuscripts will be subject to a careful peer review and editorial process.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Lu Aye
Dr. Felix Kin Peng Hui
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Aging population
- Climate change
- Critical infrastructure
- Enabling technologies
- Renewable materials
- Compact cities
- Integrated project delivery