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Sustainability in civil engineering education: Why, what, when, where and how

Fenner, RA and Cruickshank, HJ and Ainger, C (2014) Sustainability in civil engineering education: Why, what, when, where and how. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 167. pp. 228-237. ISSN 1478-4629

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Drawing on 12 years of experience in leading engineering programmes for sustainability in a UK university, the authors take a wide view of the broad range of skills young civil engineers need to deliver more effectively the projects they are involved in. These include dealing with complexity, uncertainty, environmental limits, change, people, trade-offs, other disciplines and whole-life costs. In short, the paper asks:What education does the next generation of civil engineers need to act sustainability inwhat Schon has beenmemorably called 'the swamp' of professional practice? The paper examines the fundamental principles all engineers should be guided by, the optimum points to discuss such issues in engineers' educational formation, howsustainability in the curricula can be linked to civil engineering practice and specific examples of teaching strategies and pedagogies that the authors have found to be effective. A brief reviewof UK and international best practice in demonstrating the progress that has already been made towards these goals is also presented.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:37
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 07:37