Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

TitleEngineering and Sustainable Community Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLucena, J, Schneider, J, Leydens, JA
JournalSynthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society
Volume5
Issue1
Pagination1 - 230
Date Published01/2010
ISSN Number1933-3641
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Social Justice , SUSTAINABILITY
AbstractThis book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of using industry-based practices when designing for communities, how engineers can prepare to work with communities, and listening in community development. It also includes two case studies -- one of engineers developing a windmill for a community in India, and a second of an engineer "mapping communities" in Honduras to empower people to use water effectively -- and student perspectives and experiences on one curricular model dealing with community development.
URLhttp://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00247ED1V01Y201001ETS011
DOI10.2200/S00247ED1V01Y201001ETS011
Short TitleSynthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society
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