|The resources, tools, and concepts presented in this report pull from the unique perspectives and expertise of an array of engineering disciplines convened for an international workshop sponsored by AIME, and co-sponsored by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), to forge a common understanding of the role and responsibility of engineering in achieving global sustainability. The workshop findings are presented within the following topic areas, while highlighting linkages between and among the specific societal sectors under examination:
* Human Needs: Encompasses engineering impacts on water, food, and health.
* Infrastructure: Examines issues in transportation, housing, and urban design.
* The Resource Cycle: Provides a comprehensive overview of considerations affecting energy, mineral resources, materials, and recycling.
* Human Resources: Highlights strategies for unlocking the fullest potential of scientists and engineers-through new approaches in education, policy engagement, and holistic design-to achieve real progress in sustainable development.
* Linking Technologies to Resources: Presents a Technology and Resources Matrix, designed as a communication tool for guiding research and policy actions within various engineering disciplines.
The publication also serves as a valuable compendium of sustainable engineering resources presented as part of the workshop process, including an extensive bibliography and recommended readings section and a summary of key, cross-cutting initiatives recommended as priorities because of their potential transformative impact. [88 Pages, Softcover]