Thursday, December 20, 2012

Design for Sustainable Development: Discovery

DEC. 28, 2012-JAN. 17, 2013

The world is faced with complex, but solvable, challenges. To make real changes, students and professionals must be prepared to collaborate across academic disciplines, continents, time zones, and cultures. They must also understand the role of governments, NGOs, communities, and other stakeholders in implementing solutions.
DEC. 28, 2012-JAN. 17, 2013

Seminar Description

The world is faced with complex, but solvable, challenges. To make real changes, students and professionals must be prepared to collaborate across academic disciplines, continents, time zones, and cultures. They must also understand the role of governments, NGOs, communities, and other stakeholders in implementing solutions.

This new course will introduce students to development of infrastructure and services in communities in India. We will learn about engineering and design challenges in a rapidly-growing megacity, Delhi. In addition to working with assistant professor Julian Marshall, the group will learn from and work with Indian faculty and students in Delhi.

Marshall has long been involved with the U of M chapter of Engineers Without Borders, the Civil Engineering Peace Corps Masters International program, and the Acara Challenge-a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and several universities in India.

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