This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of using industry-based practices when designing for communities, how engineers can prepare to work with communities, and listening in community development. It also includes two case studies -- one of engineers developing a windmill for a community in India, and a second of an engineer "mapping communities" in Honduras to empower people to use water effectively -- and student perspectives and experiences on one curricular model dealing with community development.
Table of Contents: Introduction / Engineers and Development: From Empires to Sustainable Development / Why Design for Industry Will Not Work as Design for Community / Engineering with Community / Listening to Community / ESCD Case Study 1: Sika Dhari's Windmill / ESCD Case Study 2: Building Organizations and Mapping Communities in Honduras / Students' Perspectives on ESCD: A Course Model / Beyond Engineers and Community: A Path Forward
Table of contents
Engineers and Development: From Empires to Sustainable Development 1
- Engineers and the Development of Empires (18th and 19th Centuries)
- Engineers and National Development (19th to 20th Centuries)
- Engineers and International Development (20th Century) (1/2)
- Engineers and International Development (20th Century) (2/2)
- Engineers and the Questioning of Technology (the 1970s)
- Engineers and the ``Lost Decade of Development'' (the 1980s)
- Engineers Move Toward Sustainable Development (1980s-1990s)
- Engineers Heed the Call to Sustainable Development (late 1990s-present)
- The Explosion of ``Engineering to Help'' (ETH) Activities (2000-Present)
- The Emergence of Community in Sustainable Development and ETH Initiatives
Why Design for Industry Will Not Work as Design for Community
- One Design Project: Description and Reflection (1/2)
- One Design Project: Description and Reflection (2/2)
- Design Courses and Design Instruction
- Course Content
- The Actual Course
- The Written Report
- The Final Presentation
- Conclusions: What Can You Do?
Engineering with Community
- What we Mean by ``Community''
- Challenge #1: Engineering Problem-Solving (EPS)
- Challenge #2: Engineering Mindsets
- Challenge #3: Community Development Projects
- Challenge #4: Engineers' Belief in Development
- From Engineering for Development to ESCD
Listening to Community 1
- Listening in Big Development: The El Cajón Dam Case
- Listening in Little Development: Brick Making Kilns in Peshawar, Pakistan
- Where is Listening in Engineering Education?
- What is Contextual Listening?
- Dimensions of Contextual Listening (1/2)
- Dimensions of Contextual Listening (2/2)
- Barriers to Contextual Listening
- Benefits of Contextual Listening
- Problem, Definition, and Solution
- Recommended Reading
- ESCD Case Study #1: Sika Dhari's Windmill
- ESCD Case Study #2: Building Organizations and Mapping Communities in Honduras
Students' Perspectives on ESCD: A Course Model
- What Was this Course About?
- ``Development Projects Involve History and Politics''
- ``Development Problems are More Than Just Technical Problems''
- ``Engineering Problem Solving and Design Methods Have Strengths and Limitations when Applied to Development Projects''
- ``I Learned How to Measure My Development Project Against SCD Criteria''
- How Students Resist
- Beyond Engineers and Community: A Path Forward
- Authors' Biographies
- Title: Engineering and Sustainable Community Development
- Release date: October 2010
- Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
- ISBN: 9781608450718
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