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Engineering for Sustainable Human Development : A Guide to Successful Small-Scale Community Projects.

Author/Creator:
Amadei, Bernard.
Publication:
Reston : American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014.
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1 online resource (520 pages)
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ASCE Press Ser.
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Subjects:
Sustainable construction.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Amadei offers a framework and guidelines for the delivery of small-scale development projects that combine concepts and tools traditionally used by development agencies with techniques from engineering project management and systems thinking.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Preface
1. Introduction
1.1 Context
1.2 Scope
1.3 Proposed Framework Goal and Objectives
1.4 Framework Characteristics and Caveats
1.5 Book Content
References
2. International Development
2.1 Toward a Sustainable World
2.2 The Spectrum of Human Needs
2.3 Poverty
2.4 Development and Human Development
2.5 Sustainability and Sustainable Development
2.6 Frameworks for Sustainability
2.7 Progress in Human Development
2.8 Concluding Remarks
References
3. Engineers and Development
3.1 Context
3.2 Engineers Indispensable to Development
3.3 Engineering and Society
3.4 Engineering for Sustainable Human Development
3.5 Design for Sustainable Human Development
3.6 Engineering Education for Sustainable Human Development
3.7 The Making of the Global Engineer
3.8 Chapter Summary
References
4. Development Project Frameworks
4.1 Guiding Principles
4.2 Project Life-Cycle Management
4.3 Project Design
4.4 Project Life-Cycle Frameworks
4.5 Review of Major Development Frameworks
4.6 Proposed Framework
4.7 Rights-Based Approach
4.8 Uncertainty in Development Projects
4.9 Project Delivery in Complex Systems
4.10 Chapter Summary
References
5. Defining and Appraising the Community
5.1 About Appraisal
5.2 Appraisal Outcome
5.3 Community Diagnostic Tools
5.4 A Reality Check: Challenges and Biases
5.5 Building a Support Team
5.6 Data Collection
5.7 Designing and Carrying Out the Appraisal
5.8 Analysis and Presentation of Data
5.9 Problem Identification and Ranking
5.10 Social Network Analysis
5.11 Chapter Summary
References
6. A System Dynamics Approach to Community Development
6.1 Communities as Systems
6.2 Systems and Systems Thinking Basics
6.3 What Systems Thinking Is Not About.
6.4 Systems Components and Archetypes
6.5 Modeling Systems Dynamics Using iThink and STELLA
6.6 Systems and Community Development
6.7 Illustrative Example Using iThink and STELLA
6.8 Chapter Summary
References
7. From Appraisal to Project Hypothesis
7.1 Preliminary Design
7.2 Causal Analysis: Problem and Solution Trees
7.3 Preliminary Solutions
7.4 Chapter Summary
References
8. Focused Strategy and Planning
8.1 Comprehensive Planning
8.2 Strategy
8.3 Operation-Logistics and Tactics
8.4 Planning of Management Activities
8.5 Project Quality Planning
8.6 Refining the Work Plan
8.7 Behavior Change Communication
8.8 Chapter Summary
References
9. Capacity Analysis and Capacity Development
9.1 From Development Aid to Capacity
9.2 Capacity Assessment
9.3 Capacity Development Response
9.4 Chapter Summary
References
10. Risk Analysis and Management
10.1 Capacity, Vulnerability, and Risk
10.2 About Risks
10.3 Risk Management in Sustainable Community Development
10.4 Project Impact Assessment
10.5 Chapter Summary
References
11. Community Resilience Analysis
11.1 About Resilience
11.2 Resilience to Major Hazards and Disasters
11.3 Resilience as Acquired Capacity
11.4 Measuring Community Resilience
11.5 U.S. Frameworks for Community Resilience
11.6 International Resilience Frameworks
11.7 A Systems Framework for Community Resilience
11.8 Chapter Summary
Note
References
12. Project Execution, Assessment, and Sustainability
12.1 From Work Plan to Project Execution
12.2 Project Assessment
12.3 Project Monitoring and Evaluation
12.4 From Assessment to Corrective Action
12.5 Exit Strategy, Ensuring Long-Term Benefits, and Scaling Up
12.6 Chapter Summary
References
13. Service Delivery in Development Projects.
13.1 Delivering Services Rather than Technology
13.2 Service and Service Capacity
13.3 Appropriate and Sustainable Technology
13.4 From Crisis to Development
13.5 Chapter Summary
References
14. Energy Services for Development
14.1 Climbing the Energy Ladder
14.2 Using Biomass More Efficiently
14.3 Using Renewable Sources of Energy
14.4 Grid Extensions
14.5 Chapter Summary
References
15. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services for Development
15.1 The WASH Health Nexus
15.2 Climbing the WASH Ladder
15.3 Sustainability of WASH Services
15.4 Basic Water and Sanitation Requirements
15.5 The Water of Ayolé
15.6 Two Paths of WASH Interventions
15.7 Community-Based WASH Interventions
15.8 Chapter Summary
References
16. Conclusions
16.1 Development Engineering
16.2 Poverty Is Not Normal
16.3 From Household Livelihood Crunch to Release
16.4 Project Success in Complex and Uncertain Environments
16.5 Global Engineering for a Small Planet
16.6 Sustainability and Development for All
References
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Amadei, Bernard Engineering for Sustainable Human Development
ISBN:
9780784478400
9780784413531
OCLC:
889225909