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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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CSD researchers host UK/China delegation

last modified Jul 05, 2019 03:07 PM
CSD researchers host China Academy for Urban Planning and Design

At the end of October 2018 Professor Dick Fenner and Dr Leon Kapetas received a joint delegation from Imperial College, London and senior engineers and the Director from the China Academy for Urban Planning and Design. Dick and Leon introduced their work on using stormwater as a resource and their development of adaptation pathways designed to determine the best mix of grey and blue-green infrastructure for flood management, specifically for a case study location in Sutton, South London. The group spent the afternoon visiting the water management features and stormwater recycling scheme at the North West Cambridge development in Eddington.

Course Overview


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


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.


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


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.