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2005 Dr Jay Golden

An Examination of the Urban Heat Island and its Mitigation

As recently as 1950, 30% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. By the year 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities (UN 2001).  The science of sustainable development requires the ability to examine and understand the implications of broad and aggregate impacts. This is even more difficult in rapidly urbanizing regions globally where the pace of change itself becomes part of what has to be taken into account in engineering designs, modelling, planning, and policy development.

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Welcome ESD MPhil class 18-19

Oct 10, 2018

The Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil programme welcomed a new group of 27 students onto the programme this year, the 17th cohort since the programme began in 2002. The students come from 19 different countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Sudan and Kazakhstan. The average age of the students is 28 as many of them have worked in a professional Engineering role prior to joining the course.

ESD MPhil 17-18 Submission Day

Sep 03, 2018

ESD MPhil Hand in day 31st August 2018

ESD MPhil Alumni stories: Meet Rising Star Dr Tara Shirvani

Aug 30, 2018

ESD MPhil Alumna Dr Tara Shirvani (Queens’ College, 2008) has been named one of this year’s UK Rising Stars in Science and Engineering.

British Geological Survey report published on handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda

Aug 06, 2018

A report based on Lissie Liddle's PhD study which reviews handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda has recently been published as an Open Report by the British Geological Survey.

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