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Earth Systems Engineering


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Earth Systems Engineering, Editorial

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Brad Allenby

    Earth Systems Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Rethinking Urbanization

    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 ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Earth Systems Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Hybrid Cities: A Basis for Hope

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Geeta Pradhan and Rajesh K. Pradhan

    Earth Systems Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Climate Systems Engineering

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Robert M. White

    Earth Systems Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 1