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Dr Fenner Distinguished Lecturer at University of South Florida

last modified Mar 02, 2013 01:16 PM
Dr. Fenner, a recipient of the George Stephenson Gold Medal, the R.A. Carr Prize and the James Watt Medal, spoke to a packed audience at USF on September 26, 2012 for the Patel School of Global Sustainability’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The title of his talk was Engineering Sustainability: Principles into Practice.

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.