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Menna Dessouki (ESD 15-16 ) presents at Resilient Cities 2018 conference

last modified Jun 11, 2018 05:17 PM
Menna Dessouki presented her MPhil dissertation poster at the Resilient Cities 2018 conference (the 9th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation) in Bonn, Germany.
Menna Dessouki (ESD 15-16 ) presents at Resilient Cities 2018 conference

Photo Credit:Resilient Cities Congress Secretariat

Her research, entitled “Circular Urban Metabolism as a Design Approach for Master Plans”, proposed a framework for circulating resource and non-resource flows within a master plan across different stages of design decision making. A summary of the dissertation research can be found here: https://www-esdmphil.eng.cam.ac.uk/about-the-programme/dissertations/students/menna-dessouki 

Resilient Cities 2018 welcomed participants from over 50 countries to Bonn, including mayors and vice mayors and featured more than 400 participants. The conference focused on ways in which local governments, academics, scientists and practitioners can cooperate to provide resilient infrastructure and services for cities. 

More information about the conference can be found here: https://resilientcities2018.iclei.org/

Text provided by Menna Dessouki.
Congress facts and photo courtesy Resilient Cities Congress Secretariat.

Key Themes of the Course

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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.