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Centre for Sustainable Development

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

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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.

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Congratulations Dick on promotion to Professor

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Dick Fenner has been promoted to Professor to take effect from 1st October 2017.

ESD MPhil trip to Wicken Fen

Jun 15, 2017

Jeremy Purseglove who serves as chair for the National Trust’s Wicken Fen Local Committee took the students round the core wetland, the newly created Vision area and the proposed Vision land threatened by the Waterbeach New Town, explaining all the dilemmas and problems.

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ESD MPhil student 2015-16, Shivi Chandna, has research published in Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange

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