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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Urban Flood Resilence blog

last modified Jan 16, 2018 03:54 PM
Dick Fenner has create a blog on the need for multi functional design of sustainable urban drainage which is posted on the Urban Flood Resilence website.
Urban Flood Resilence blog

Image taken from http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/01/16/multi-functional-design/

You can view what he has to say by clicking on the following link
http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/01/16/multi-functional-design/

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.