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Transport resilience and vulnerability: The role of connectivity

Aura Reggiani (), Peter Nijkamp and Diego Lanzi

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2015, vol. 81, issue C, 4-15

Abstract: This paper aims to adopt a critical stance on the relevance and interpretation of the recently emerging concepts of resilience and vulnerability in transportation studies. It makes a clear distinction between engineering and ecological interpretations of these concepts and offers a systematic typology of various studies in this field. A core element in the study is the linkage between the aforementioned concepts and connectivity/accessibility in transport networks. The methodological findings in the study are put in perspective by addressing also such concepts as robustness, reliability and friability of transport systems.

Keywords: Resilience; Vulnerability; Transport networks; Connectivity; Accessibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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