Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

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This 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 qmapping communitiesq in Honduras to empower people to use water effectively -- and student perspectives and experiences on one curricular model dealing with community development. Table of Contents: Introduction / Engineers and Development: From Empires to Sustainable Development / Why Design for Industry Will Not Work as Design for Community / Engineering with Community / Listening to Community / ESCD Case Study 1: Sika Dhari's Windmill / ESCD Case Study 2: Building Organizations and Mapping Communities in Honduras / Students' Perspectives on ESCD: A Course Model / Beyond Engineers and Community: A Path ForwardHence, syllabi constitute important evidence ofhow faculty understand a topic, how they are planning to teach it, and how they expect the students to learn it. All engineering courses and their syllabi have at one point or another been justified inanbsp;...

Title:Engineering and Sustainable Community Development
Author:Juan Lucena, Jen Schneider, Jon A. Leydens
Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Publishers - 2010-10-10


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