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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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Dick Fenner and Tom Cernev address this question in a new paper recently published in Futures in March 2021 (which can be accessed at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2021.102726)

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ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill has been featured by Turner and Townsend as part of their 'Perspectives' series, speaking about the disruption of the pandemic and the challenge of building sustainability and resilience into the recovery.

Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

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Read Dick Fenner's blog entry on the current state of sustainability in civil engineering at the Institution of Civil Engineer's website, where Dick explores explores progress towards sustainability in the UK construction sector.

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