march, 2022

2022fri04mar11:00 am12:30 pmVirtual EventEngineering a Circular Economy in the Built Environment11:00 am - 12:30 pm View in my timeNew York City, New York CityYear:World Engineering Day 2022Official WED::Webinar

Event Details

The construction industry is highly extractive and uses enormous volumes of natural resources. The sector accounts for 40 percent global raw material use and 25 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, estimates suggest climate change could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030. This requires proactive thinking on the design and delivery of housing products and services, especially to people in low- and middle-income countries.

Our homes and businesses offer vast potential for reducing the impact of the built environment. Through creative engineering and design, organizations around the world can drive circular economies for a more sustainable future.

Join Engineering for Change, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in celebration of World Engineering Day, March 4th, as we present a virtual round table with experts in sustainable engineering and design. Up for discussion, circular economies and the built environment in the Global South. This work advances the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda in the run-up to 2030.

On the agenda: – The need for a systems perspective on sustainability in housing and other infrastructure. – An introduction to the concept of circularity to vulnerable populations, and how they can benefit. – The unique role engineers take in the development of a circular economy. – How engineering professions are converging toward interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve the SDGs, exemplified by World Engineering Day. – Insight into innovation in mechanical, materials and structural engineering, internet and communications technology and 3D design tools improving the sustainability of construction and the places where we live.

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This event is being hosted jointly by Engineering for Change, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.

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Time

(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm View in my time

Location

New York City

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