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Assessing technology system contributions to urban dweller vulnerabilities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Urban dwellers are increasingly vulnerable to failures of technological systems that supply them with goods and services. Extant techniques for the analysis of those technological systems, although valuable, do not adequately quantify particular vulnerabilities. This study explores the significance of weaknesses within technological systems and proposes a metric of “exposure”, which is shown to represent the vulnerability contributed by the technological system to the end-user. The measure thus contributes to the theory and practice of vulnerability reduction. The results suggest specific and general conclusions.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Robertson, L. J., Michael, K. & Munoz, A. (2017). Assessing technology system contributions to urban dweller vulnerabilities. Technology in Society, 50 83-92.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85020198586

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 92

Volume


  • 50

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Urban dwellers are increasingly vulnerable to failures of technological systems that supply them with goods and services. Extant techniques for the analysis of those technological systems, although valuable, do not adequately quantify particular vulnerabilities. This study explores the significance of weaknesses within technological systems and proposes a metric of “exposure”, which is shown to represent the vulnerability contributed by the technological system to the end-user. The measure thus contributes to the theory and practice of vulnerability reduction. The results suggest specific and general conclusions.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Robertson, L. J., Michael, K. & Munoz, A. (2017). Assessing technology system contributions to urban dweller vulnerabilities. Technology in Society, 50 83-92.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85020198586

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 92

Volume


  • 50

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom