Paul Levy, former director of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), contributed an excellent article in Commonwealth Magazine (Summer 2011). The article: “Down the Drain: Infrastructure Needs a Cheering Section”, discusses issues related to infrastructure maintenance (and lack of maintenance). This is a timely, well-written article that frames the difficult debate on how it’s always…
Erik Peterson, who is working on his graduate degree at Virginia Tech, shares some comments about a service organization, “Bridges to Prosperity”, that helps design and construct pedestrian bridges. Erik writes: I had never heard of Bridges to Prosperity but stumbled along it at the student activities fair at the beginning of the semester….
The LME Editorial Board contributes a lively discussion of issues related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The discussion is in the form of a running EMAIL debate.
Some thoughts about engineering related to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
As a perfect segue from my last post, think about entering this contest about designing a sustainable village: WHAT ARE WE AFTER? This is a contest for the visions of an ideal sustainable village: a place where you would want to live, study, work and experience the challenges and rewards of an ecologically durable lifestyle….