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“Sustainability as if it Mattered” ESD MPhil Students Arup Presentations

last modified Jul 03, 2015 09:54 AM

ESD MPhil students addressed an audience of over 100 people from Arup on Monday June 29th 2015. Their assignment had been to address a panel of senior directors from international consulting firm Arup in March making proposals as to how they might change their business to embrace sustainability on their large infrastructure projects. The Directors were impressed with their proposals and invited the students back to present to a larger Arup audience on Monday evening.  

Thank you to everyone who made such a success of the evening at Arup.

Image provided by Arup

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.

 

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