oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Urbanization and the environment - engineering implications

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Two of the gravest challenges faced by the Republic are (i) the need to build cities and industries for approximately 20 million people by the end of the century and (ii) the solution of the environmental problems which this effort will involve. Pollution, seen as disturbing equilibrium, is a serious threat both within the city and on its surroundings. The engineer will be heavily involved in solutions to these problems, but to increase his effectiveness a re-examination of the engineer's role in urban planning and environmental control is necessary.

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