Dr. Nicholson has been invited to serve on the Editorial board of a new peer-reviewed journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure published by Taylor and Francis Group which will be launching later this year. Paolo Gardoni, Civil and Environmental Engineer professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure will be an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on the sustainable development of resilient communities and will be launching later this year.
Sustainability is defined in relation to the ability of infrastructure to addresses the needs of the present without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Resilience is considered in relation to both natural hazards (like earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes, cyclones, tornado, flooding and drought) and anthropogenic hazards (like human errors and malevolent attacks.) Resilience is taken to depend both on the performance of the built and modified natural environment and on the contextual characteristics of social, economic and political institutions. Contributions address pressing societal issues while exploring needed solutions. Investigating sustainability and resilience from an interdisciplinary perspective, the journal includes original articles, reviews, short communications and case studies in all areas relevant to sustainability and resilience.