ERIC Number: ED124397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Transportation on the Environment and Quality of Life.
Schuster, James J.
This paper discusses the changing role of civil engineers in developed nations. Transportation facilities generally follow a four phase approach before construction: long range systems planning, corridor location study, design location study, and final preparation of plans. Traditional engineering education emphasized the latter two phases but now all phases are treated equally. Thus, the impact of environmental, social, and economic concerns on the initial planning phase of construction must be assessed by engineers. This new emphasis has engendered citizen participation in engineering decisions. Curricula must provide students not only the mathematics and sciences of engineering, but also social and environmental understandings as well. (MR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, June 16-19, 1975)