SDG11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities

ENGINEERING VIA THE USE OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

The University of Florida (UF) has a sustainable materials management group in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. "A combination of field and...

What is “Sustainable Engineering”

"Sustainable engineering is the process of designing or operating systems such that they use energy and resources sustainably, in other words, at a...

Underrepresented Population in STEM Careers: Why Is Progress So Slow?

Speakers: Clara Piloto, Director of Global Programs and Director of Digital Plus Programs, MIT Professional Education Sonia Garcia, Senior Director Access and Inclusion, Dwight Look College...

Turbines in City Water Pipes To Create Free Electricity

What an awesome project!!!! "If you live in Portland, Oregon, your lights are now powered in part by the water flowing through your pipes.

WEC 2019: “We can’t build a better world without a better construction industry”

Matt Gough’s keynote at the World Engineers Convention focused on how and why the construction industry must move to be more sustainable. "Gough is...

Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy

"Lithium-ion batteries have changed the world. Without the ability to store meaningful amounts of energy in a rechargeable, portable format we would have no smartphones or other...

Mother River Protection, China!

"We face a very grim ecological environment and suffer from serious soil erosion with an infected area of 1.794 million square kilometres, accounting for 18.7 per cent...

Engineers play a vital role in meeting the challenges laid out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Engineers "...skills, and those of engineering technologists and built environment professionals, are critical for water management (goal 6), access to energy (goal 7) and the creation of...

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH BY OUTSTANDING WOMEN.

"Women in Data Science (WiDS) and Stanford Earth hosted a symposium to highlight the research done by women who use data science to assess a range of...

HOW A WASTE TREATMENT PLAN CAN IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE

"Although waste is unavoidable in industrial processes, many companies are turning toward business strategies that seek to treat waste with minimal environmental impact — or even better,...

LEVEL(S): RELEASING THE POTENTIAL OF OUR BUILDINGS

"The commitment of global leaders to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement have demonstrated their resolve to tackle issues such as climate...

Forum addresses the future of civil and environmental engineering education

"Battling climate change and adapting communities to be ready for its effects on the world. Ensuring food and water security for an exploding population. Navigating ever-more congested...

The IACEE via its 2016 PORTO DECLARATION and SERINA actively underpin these sentiments of the OECD

"Climate change is increasingly impacting on people’s lives, disrupting national economies and transforming ecosystems, including the ocean. The need for urgent, strong and co-operative action based on...

Scientists turn plant waste into biodegradable plastic

"Deakin textile and fibre scientists have discovered how to turn plant waste into a biodegradable material that could replace environmentally-damaging plastics such as those used for packaging...

The world’s first floating solar plant was built in Japan

"How do you increase your solar energy output when you need all your land for agriculture and for housing? Answer: take to the water. That’s just what...

A call for the Construction Engineering Industry to focus on broader issues and impacts, and not just on monetary value!

"The construction industry needs to measure impact across the whole project lifecycle to effectively address climate change challenges,... ..."Using the...

Five projects will explore sustainability using the Princeton campus as a laboratory

Adding renewables to the electrical gridBuilding without wasteField-testing solar-powered smart windows Building better compostFarming on campus lands The five projects will be conducted with the...

How about becoming a member of ENGINEERS for a SUSTAINABLE WORLD?

"Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nonprofit network made up of people passionate about technical sustainability from all across the world. We believe that engineers, and...

The Importance of the Infrastructure Sector out of 100 against Each UN Sustainable Development Goal.

"This sector has the highest impact on six SDGs, all at about the same level: #6 (Clean Water and Sanitation-28.8 ), #7 (Affordable and Clean Energy-26.6 ),...

PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING:

"Engineering in context; engineering with a conscience; engineering for a finite planet and the indefinite future" -Benoit Cushman-Roisin "Sustainable engineering should be based on principles...

Student engineers to converge on UNBC

"More than 80 engineering students from across Canada will converge on UNBC's main campus this week to learn more about sustainability and how it applies to their...

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand the skills of engineers.

Key UN SDGs for engineers" - Access to affordable, reliable sustainable and modern energy.- Resilient infrastructure.- Inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.- Foster innovation.- Inclusive, safe,...

“Bricks Made From Human Waste Could Be The Future of The Construction Industry”

"Once sewage is drained of water, treated, and dried – what the heck do you do with it? Well, some of it ends up...

“How can Cities Accelerate​ Transitions to Sustainability?

"Local transition initiatives are giving rise to place-based sustainable solutions as a counter-movement to globalising uniformity. The accumulation of small actions can add up to systemic change."

M.Sc. program at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Do you want to work with the sustainable transition of today’s cities? Do you want to influence and plan how we deal with...