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Punctuated Resilience
The concept of punctuated equilibrium, as advanced by Stephen Jay Gould, will be applied to infrastructure. The evolution of key infrastructure policies will be traced. Professor O’Rourke will discuss how infrastructure resilience is punctuated by its relationship to natural hazards and climate change. He will also discuss how punctuated resilience is an important mechanism for improving the engineering and management of critical facilities. The agents of change that lead to improved policies and approaches are explored, including the technical, institutional, and social challenges of introducing new technologies and engaging community support.
Speakers include:
Prof. Emeritus Thomas O'Rourke (Cornell University): "Punctuated Resilience"
Prof. Emeritus Christopher Wills (UC San Diego): "Punctuated Equilibrium and How It Works"

Dec 3, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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