The fifth Open Research Lecture will be delivered on Thursday, 8th of April, 2021 at 18:00.
Link to Zoom: https://tuc-gr.zoom.us/j/82372239714?pwd=bEd4aUMzZ1hlRmZsNjNPcC9WclNoUT09 (passcode 466740) to attend the lecture "'New Ecological Engineering' – integrating ecological findings with existing engineering practice to a holistic approach for problem solving." by Professor Andreas Schönborn, Head of Ecological Engineering Group, Institute of Natural Resources Science, Zurich University of Applied Science, Wädenswil, Switzerland and Co-president of the International Ecological Engineering Society.
Triggered by increased pressure on the world’s ecosystems, the search for a more sustainable way of global development has intensified in the past decades. Sustainable development is seen as key approach to provide the “ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. But can this be achieved with the current way of thinking? Engineering is a very influential human practice and must be addressed in this context. The author analyzes the engineering design process and proposes a new design paradigm. Integrating a sound understanding of ecological principles, processes, and interdependencies as well as thorough system thinking should be parts of this ecology-inspired approach to engineering called “new ecological engineering”.