Transport resilience and vulnerability: The role of connectivity

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Journal Article

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place - urban, operations - coordination, operations - reliability


Resilience, Vulnerability, Transport networks, Connectivity, Accessibility


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.


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