A review of resilience management application tools in the transport sector

Evangelia Gaitanidou, Maria Tsami, Evangelos Bekiaris

Transport Research Procedia (ISSN:  2352-1465), Vol. 24, pp. 235–240 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.113
Keywords: resilience; transport; tools; RESOLUTE; risk

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Considering that resilience implies the ability of a system to continuously adapt in order to respond to its operational goals, a system is considered as more or less resilient depending on the level and time of recovering from disruptive events and/or shocks to its initial state. RESOLUTE (RESilience management guidelines and Operationalization appLied to Urban Transport Environment) Horizon 2020 research project is answering those needs, by proposing, among others, to conduct a systematic review and assessment of the state of the art in resilience assessment and management concepts. In this view, the present paper investigates resilience management in transport applications, by examining the behavior of selected case studies under acute disruptions. An extended state-of-the–art review of a number of initiatives in different countries has been conducted, to examine resilience management methodologies and applications in transport systems. Based on social factors, timing, economic characteristics, environmental aspects, system characteristics and physical dimensions, the findings of the above review are presented, along with a comparative and critical analysis of the examined solutions.