Hurricane Katrina , Large Socio-Technical Systems , and Social Responsibility

TitleHurricane Katrina , Large Socio-Technical Systems , and Social Responsibility
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
Date Published10/2013
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsCivil , CIVIL engineering , Collaboration , ENGINEERING , Mechanical , mechanical engineering , SOCIAL , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractEngineers are often charged with focusing on individual pieces of a system, but what if the whole system fails? The infrastructure to protect residents of New Orleans from hurricanes did during Hurricane Katrina. A part of the Research, Ethics, and Society project, this case can be used to address understanding technological systems as an important tool for acting on social responsibilities.
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/Resources/Cases/Katrina.aspx
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