Goods movement connects people and goods and is essential to our economy and everyday life. It must be efficient to make the best use of our transportation system, preserve the environment, and reduce energy use, while keeping up with the increasing demand for goods.
The interaction and integration of people, companies, and governments is easier and faster than ever before. Expanding globalization and urbanization, intensified by technology, allows for accelerated exchange of goods, services and capital across international borders.
Many infrastructure and industrial facilities operate as complex adaptive systems where industrial, social, and sustainability considerations are closely linked. Sustainability shouldn’t be limited to environmental aspects only. Resilient communities take systemic approach.