Sustainable Transportation and Municipal Infrastructure


Dr. Khaled Sennah
Ryerson University, Canada

M. Shahria Alam
The University of British Columbia


Sustainable infrastructure involves developing roads, bridges, energy and water infrastructure with due consideration to economic, social and environmental implications. It can encompass a wide range of initiatives with a specific focus on energy, water and land management; green areas; smart technology and the use of sustainable, durable building materials. Understanding the aging processes of infrastructure and developing ways to extend their service lives can significantly influence and improve the long-term management of structures worldwide, resulting in important economic benefits. Advancements in construction materials, structural systems, design processes, repair procedures, and maintenance practices can all positively impact the service life of the bridges and structures. This IJCI special issue solicits manuscripts on sustainable transportation and municipal infrastructure assets as those which lower carbon and environmental footprints, prove resilient to changing climates, trigger technological and industrial innovation, and bring value for money for taxpayers and investors.

Related Topic Keywords

Service life, emerging construction materials, innovative structural systems, structural repair strategies, climate change, road safety.