WIT Press


Cities And Sustainability: How To Involve The Engineers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130341

Volume

179

Pages

8

Page Range

405 - 412

Published

2013

Size

45 kb

Author(s)

L. Brazil, H. Cavalcanti & O. Longo

Abstract

This paper aims to present the process of inclusion of the theme \“sustainable cities” in the Civil Engineering course at the Federal Fluminense University. This is done through a research project under the title Sustainable Cities: Identifying scenarios, actors and building participation strategies and partnerships. The main objective of the research is to help the students have an education in environmental topics and subsequently develop consciousness on urban sustainability beyond the limits of sustainability in construction. The results achieved so far show that this is being achieved. This research constitutes a challenge in that it takes place in the undertow of the demands and interests of the academic life of universities and the dominant economic rationality, particularly as regards the role reserved for cities in a globalized scenario, which is to be incurred in entrepreneurial actors. Really, it is a challenge to be overcome. Keywords: engineering, engineers, sustainable cities.

Keywords

Keywords: engineering, engineers, sustainable cities.