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Title: Sustainability in civil engineering education
Authors: Khalil, Nariman 
Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Keywords: Programs
Subjects: Sustainability
Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2015
Part of: Engineering Education For Sustainable Development.
Conference: World Congress On Engineering Education (WCEE) (10th : 29-30 October 2015 : Beirut, Lebanon) 
Throughout history, civil engineers have contributed enormously to the development of society and to the huge improvements in the standards of living. Their activities have certainly made some negative impacts on the surrounding environment, society and affected natural resources preservations. Civil engineers, being part of the problem can also be part of the solution, by contributing to sustainable development and green design issues. They have faced many challenges in the past and this is another challenge they have to address. There are many approaches that will help the civil engineers of tomorrow be the leaders of sustainability efforts. This paper focuses on the role of, and need for, universities to create and promote a holistic approach in engineering education. The role of professional societies, as a key part of developing sustainability literacy among future engineers, is also addressed. The paper also looks at local Ideas No. 19/MARCH 2016 hallenges and efforts in the country of Lebanon to promote awareness of sustainability development. Recommendations are made on embedding sustainability principles in civil engineering programs.
This paper was presented in " The 10th World Congress on Engineering Education, Beirut, October 29-30, 2015 ".
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Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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