We will advance the design of more efficient and sustainable habitable spaces, intelligent transportation systems, electric and other energy grids, and water systems by incorporating human behavior into the infrastructure design process.
As infrastructure components and systems become more automated, monitored, and computerized (i.e., “smart”), humans will interact with and adapt to them in ways not previously imagined. In turn, the “smart” infrastructure system will adapt its function dynamically in response to the data collected. In this way, infrastructure systems and humans will become increasingly linked in ways that enhance the resiliency of the built and natural environments, and quality of life.
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