skip to primary navigationskip to content

Centre for Sustainable Development

Est 2000 - home of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Studying at Cambridge

 

2004 Dr Heather Cruickshank

Embedding the Concepts of Sustainable Development into Practical Civil Engineering

This research looks at the role that engineers could take in embedding sustainable development ideals into civil engineering practice.  Based on case studies carried out in a selection of developing transitional countries (Albania, South Africa, and Nepal), and the author’s experience working as engineering advisor in Afghanistan for a non-governmental organization, this work draws on the experiences of working engineers and examines how decisions are made, by whom, and in what context.  It then goes on to look at enabling mechanisms required to allow the concepts of sustainable development to be incorporated in to engineering practice.

RSS Feed Latest news

Valencia Workshop Impact Assessment challenges April 2017

Apr 12, 2017

3 current ESD MPhil students and Dr Dai Morgan, Deputy ESD Director are participating in a workshop in Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Field study tour to Mid Wales 2017

Apr 12, 2017

The ESD MPhil students had a successful fieldtrip to Mid Wales at the end of March. The purpose of the Field Trip was to visit a number of organisations dealing largely in Development, Energy, or Sustainable Technologies mostly in the context of mid Wales.

Agri-Innovation 2017

Apr 12, 2017

Agri-Innovation is a networking session with young entrepreneurs, researchers and business people from Egypt and Cambridge looking at new opportunities and innovation in Agricultural waste.

Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2017 won by Sorcha and Emma for dissertation fieldwork in Nepal

Apr 12, 2017

Two ESD MPhil students have been awarded the Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2017

View all news