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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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