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The Resource Needs and feasibility : a guide for engineers in community projects : the case of Waste for Life, Caroline Baillie ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Needs and feasibility : a guide for engineers in community projects : the case of Waste for Life, Caroline Baillie ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

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Needs and feasibility : a guide for engineers in community projects : the case of Waste for Life
Title
Needs and feasibility
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a guide for engineers in community projects : the case of Waste for Life
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Caroline Baillie ... [et al.]
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Language
eng
Summary
Needs and Feasibility: A Guide for Engineers in Community Projects--The Case of Waste for Life is the story of Waste for Life (WFL). WFL is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote poverty-reducing solutions to environmental problems, and its educational branch is an international consortium of universities in six countries, involving students in support of community development projects. WFL currently works in Lesotho and Argentina. We present the story of the development of WFL in each country as a case-based guide to engineers, professors and students interested in community development work, particularly in contexts very different from their own. We focus mainly on the set-up stages, framing the projects to ensure that community needs are adequately articulated and acted upon.We begin with needs assessment, what is it that needs to be done - for whom and why? How feasible is this, technically, economically, and can we guarantee sustainability? Before we can decide any of this, we need to understand and map the territory - who are the key players, who have the most influence, and who will be most impacted by what we are doing? What is the role of the local government? If the groups are working as cooperatives, what does this mean, and what are these groups looking for? What is the technical solution going to look like? If it is a product, how will it be marketed? What other social, environmental, and economic impacts will it have and on whom? Once these have all been negotiated, and it is clear that all parties are working towards a mutually acceptable goal, how do we move forward so that any dependence on external partners is removed? When do we bring students into the work? What role can they play? Should they stay at home and support the project from there or is it better to do work in the field? This guide will be useful for the student engineer or the experienced engineer or professor who is interested in moving towards socially just engineering development work but has no idea where to begin.The real difficulties and on the ground issues encountered by the Waste for Life team are presented honestly and with the knowledge that we must learn from our mistakes. Only then can we hope to gain a better understanding of our potential role in supporting community development and move towards a better future
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Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
Dewey number
620.0023
LC call number
TA157
LC item number
.N444 2010
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Baillie, Caroline
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, & society,
Series volume
# 13
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  • Waste for Life (Firm)
  • Engineering
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Environmental justice
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Lesotho
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Needs and feasibility : a guide for engineers in community projects : the case of Waste for Life, Caroline Baillie ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
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  • Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on March 7, 2010)
  • Series from website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-119)
Contents
  • 1. An introduction -- 2. Assessing the need in Lesotho -- Methodology -- Results --
  • 3. Feasibility of WFL Lesotho -- Sources of natural fibres -- Production and recycling of waste plastic -- A roof ceiling scenario --
  • 4. Mapping the territory in Buenos Aires -- Methodology -- Stakeholder analysis -- Results -- Initial scenario building -- Stakeholder analysis --
  • 5. Stakeholder focus: the local government -- Methodology -- Data analysis and results of the study -- Who are the urban recoverers of Buenos Aires -- Who owns the waste -- Contextual factors affecting government action -- Formal government actions and the reality of their impacts -- What do urban recoverers want from the government -- Conclusions --
  • 6. Stakeholder focus: cooperatives -- The cooperatives -- El Ceibo -- Bajo Flores -- Villa Angelica and Etilplast -- Avellenada -- Reciclando Sueños -- Cooperativa el Álamo -- Abuela Naturaleza -- Civic associations -- Renacer Lanzone -- Recovered factories -- UST -- 19 de Diciembre -- Aspects of cooperativism --
  • 7. Sustainability: economic, environmental, and social -- Economic sustainability -- Factors affecting potential selling power -- Cost of living of Argentinians -- Income -- Buying power -- Disposable income issues -- Fragmented vs. necessary goods -- Distribution -- Channels of distribution -- Choosing distribution methods -- Prioritizing distribution options -- Tourism profits in 2009 -- Potential market for goods -- Environmental sustainability -- Social sustainability --
  • 8. Student involvement -- Student involvement in WFL Buenos Aires -- Reflections on student involvement --
  • 9. Summary thoughts -- Bibliography -- Authors' biographies
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000638977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xiv, 121 pages : ill.)
Governing access note
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers
Isbn
9781608451647
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.2200/S00249ED1V01Y201001ETS013
Other physical details
digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000638977
Label
Needs and feasibility : a guide for engineers in community projects : the case of Waste for Life, Caroline Baillie ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on March 7, 2010)
  • Series from website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-119)
Contents
  • 1. An introduction -- 2. Assessing the need in Lesotho -- Methodology -- Results --
  • 3. Feasibility of WFL Lesotho -- Sources of natural fibres -- Production and recycling of waste plastic -- A roof ceiling scenario --
  • 4. Mapping the territory in Buenos Aires -- Methodology -- Stakeholder analysis -- Results -- Initial scenario building -- Stakeholder analysis --
  • 5. Stakeholder focus: the local government -- Methodology -- Data analysis and results of the study -- Who are the urban recoverers of Buenos Aires -- Who owns the waste -- Contextual factors affecting government action -- Formal government actions and the reality of their impacts -- What do urban recoverers want from the government -- Conclusions --
  • 6. Stakeholder focus: cooperatives -- The cooperatives -- El Ceibo -- Bajo Flores -- Villa Angelica and Etilplast -- Avellenada -- Reciclando Sueños -- Cooperativa el Álamo -- Abuela Naturaleza -- Civic associations -- Renacer Lanzone -- Recovered factories -- UST -- 19 de Diciembre -- Aspects of cooperativism --
  • 7. Sustainability: economic, environmental, and social -- Economic sustainability -- Factors affecting potential selling power -- Cost of living of Argentinians -- Income -- Buying power -- Disposable income issues -- Fragmented vs. necessary goods -- Distribution -- Channels of distribution -- Choosing distribution methods -- Prioritizing distribution options -- Tourism profits in 2009 -- Potential market for goods -- Environmental sustainability -- Social sustainability --
  • 8. Student involvement -- Student involvement in WFL Buenos Aires -- Reflections on student involvement --
  • 9. Summary thoughts -- Bibliography -- Authors' biographies
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000638977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xiv, 121 pages : ill.)
Governing access note
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers
Isbn
9781608451647
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.2200/S00249ED1V01Y201001ETS013
Other physical details
digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000638977

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