Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sustainable Design Q&A: engineering practices are often conflict with sustainable development development- why and how?

Question by Biral: engineering practices are often conflict with sustainable development development- why and how?
how engineering edu goal?cation and practices respond to attain sustainable development

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Answer by johnm
Engineers are often given the task of designing things in the course of development, ie. roads, bridges, appliances, electrical power, water, sewage systems. In the planning stages, they develop alternatives and estimate costs associated with each one. These alternatives are presented to management or politicians, who chose among the alternatives. Unfortunately, the lowest cost alternative is often chosen, impacting the public often years later. By then, the politicians are long gone, and there is no one to point the finger at.

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