Peter C. Evans, Peter Fox-Penner, Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure for Urban Energy Systems, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages 48-54 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/resilient-and-sustainable-infrastructure-for-urban-energy-systems/) Abstract: Each year, billions of dollars in energy infrastructure are damaged or destroyed as a result of natural disasters, causing significant social and economic disruptions. Climate change and urbanization, especially the growth of megacities, are amplifying these threats, and the frequency and costs of disasters are rising. However, simply restoring infrastructure systems of the past may be ill-advised. Investing in resilient energy systems would enable local economies to better adapt to sudden shocks such as earthquakes and extreme weather events. An increasingly pressing question facing policy makers and users of critical infrastructure services: How should the need for more resilient energy systems be factored into energy policy and aligned with other goals, such as sustainability and affordability? Our Urban Planet: Concentrating Risk Once limited to the developed world, urbanization has become a dominant worldwide force. Many of the world’s largest urban areas are … Topics: Built Capital; Energy; Resilience; Sustainability