Practical engineering solutions – a key to societal progress

Practical engineering solutions – a key to societal progress

For decades, people have known the dominant approach to building cities, industries and economies is ultimately unsustainable. Today, people in developed and emerging markets are experiencing the consequences of our failure to adequately address the foreseeable issues. The risks and consequences of inaction are mounting, demanding urgent and collaborative action. But whether this can achieved is in question.

In this context, engineering has an important yet generally under-recognised role to play in greasing the wheels of societal transformation. The explanation of why this is the case is available here, with the enabling attributes of transformative engineering illustrated below.

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Nicholas Fleming

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