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Earth Systems Engineering
March 1, 2001 Volume 31 Issue 1
Articles In This Issue
  • Thursday, March 1, 2001
    AuthorBrad Allenby

    The National Academy of Engineering’s annual meeting technical session last October was, as always, informative and entertaining. But it was also noteworthy, for it introduced a new adventure for engineers and the engineering professions: Earth systems engineering (ESE). ESE, as I define ...

  • Thursday, March 1, 2001
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    Balancing the biological, social, and machine elements of modern cities will be key to creating environmentally sustainable, emotionally satisfying urban centers of the future.

    Since the emergence of the first concentrated human habitats some 10,000 years ago, urbanization has increased ...

  • Thursday, March 1, 2001
    AuthorGeeta Pradhan and Rajesh K. Pradhan

    Combining the best features of city and country life in one place can create the diversity and sense of community needed to nurture creativity and innovation.

    Some years ago, the people of Mexico City realized with horror that the city had started sinking. Water drawn over the years to sustain ...

  • Thursday, March 1, 2001
    AuthorRobert M. White

    Forestalling the projected adverse effects of climate change presents an immense and complex challenge to the engineering profession.

    Humans have been engineering Earth systems for thousands of years. Primitive engineering was aimed at local or regional issues and tended to focus on such basics ...