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Engineering and sustainable community development

Author: Juan C Lucena; Jennifer J Schneider; Jon A Leydens
Publisher: [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2010.
Series: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society.
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This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of using industry-based practices when designing for communities, how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan C Lucena; Jennifer J Schneider; Jon A Leydens
ISBN: 1608450716 9781608450718
OCLC Number: 1058230652
Language Note: English.
Notes: Introduction.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on March 6, 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages).
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Engineers as Problem Solvers; Engineers' Beliefs About Community Development; Engineers, Development, and Community; What Makes this Book Different?; Who is this Book for?; Brief Outline of the Book; References; Engineers and Development: From Empires to Sustainable Development 1; Engineers and the Development of Empires (18th and 19th Centuries); Engineers and National Development (19th to 20th Centuries); Engineers and International Development (20th Century); Engineers and the Questioning of Technology (the 1970s). Engineers and the ``Lost Decade of Development'' (the 1980s)Engineers Move Toward Sustainable Development (1980s-1990s); Engineers Heed the Call to Sustainable Development (late 1990s-present); The Explosion of ``Engineering to Help'' (ETH) Activities (2000-Present); The Emergence of Community in Sustainable Development and ETH Initiatives; Summary; References; Why Design for Industry Will Not Work as Design for Community; Introduction; One Design Project: Description and Reflection; Design Courses and Design Instruction; Syllabus; Objectives; Constraints; Expectations from Students. Course ContentDesign Process; Leadership and Teamwork Dynamics; Design Tools and Approaches; The Actual Course; Location; Course Practices; Teamwork; The Written Report; The Final Presentation; Conclusions: What Can You Do?; References; Engineering with Community; What we Mean by ``Community''; How one Engineer Views Community; Challenge #1: Engineering Problem-Solving (EPS); Challenge #2: Engineering Mindsets; Challenge #3: Community Development Projects; Challenge #4: Engineers' Belief in Development; From Engineering for Development to ESCD; The Importance of Self-Reflection. Learn About the CommunityFigure out Ways the Time-Scale of your Project can be Expanded; Make Plans for ``Failure''; Design a Landing Pad; Develop Meaningful Assessments of Yourself and Your Project; Conclusion; References; Listening to Community 1; Listening in Big Development: The El Cajón Dam Case; Listening in Little Development: Brick Making Kilns in Peshawar, Pakistan; Where is Listening in Engineering Education?; What is Contextual Listening?; Dimensions of Contextual Listening; Barriers to Contextual Listening; Engineering Problem Solving; Engineering Design. Benefits of Contextual ListeningContextual Listening Counters Biases; Contextual Listening Fosters a Community-Centric Approach to Problem Solving; Contextual Listening Integrates Multiple Human and Sectoral Perspectives; Problem, Definition, and Solution; Conclusion; Recommended Reading; References; ESCD Case Study #1: Sika Dhari's Windmill; Case Overview; Case Specifics; Introduction; Background; Phase One: Participatory Planning; Phase Two: Project Implementation; Conclusion; Questions for Reflection; ESCD Case Study #2: Building Organizations and Mapping Communities in Honduras.
Series Title: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society.
Other Titles: Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, and society vol. 11
Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology, and Society
Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Responsibility: Juan Lucena, Jen Schneider, and Jon A. Leydens.

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This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of using industry-based practices when designing for communities, how engineers can prepare to work with communities, and listening in community development. It also includes two case studies -- one of engineers developing a windmill for a community in.

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