Creating insights for managing and designing resilient infrastructure in the Anthropocene
Developing new insights and applying findings to practice.
Rethinking infrastructure as complex systems in an era of accelerating, uncertain, and non-stationary environments and needs.
Understanding and mitigating person-based heat exposure. Simulating city-wide behavior, infrastructure, and environmental conditions to characterize and reduce temperature-related risk.
Understanding and improving the reliability of water distribution networks to aging and climate change.
Creating new approaches for understanding the vulnerability or transportation networks to wildfires and post-wildfire debris flows.
Synthesizing coupled water and power distribution networks at urban scales.
Accelerating resilience thinking through coupled social, ecological, and technological systems and complexity.
Characterizing military base infrastructure resilience to aging, climate change, and kinetic attacks.
Supporting research and network building globally.
Researchers in the Resilient Infrastructure Lab support several capacity building initiatives aimed at accelerating how infrastructure is designed and managed in the Anthropocene. These include:
ASU's Resilient Infrastructure Laboratory is managed by Prof. Mikhail Chester. See each project page for team member contact information.