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Peace Engineering Gains Momentum

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Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
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School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
Sustainability 2020, 12(12), 5203; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125203
Received: 23 April 2020 / Revised: 3 June 2020 / Accepted: 22 June 2020 / Published: 25 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficiency and Urban Climate Adaption)
To create a sustainable future, technological innovators must become intentional about their designs, rather than design first and worry later. Though this idea appears straightforward, it requires fundamental changes in engineering education and in channels of product commercialization/valorization. This communication describes the Peace Engineering movement and its thrust toward design for peace and human welfare. It describes the movement’s history, notably its changes in approach relative to that of the Vietnam war protests and the first Earth Day of 50 years ago; Peace Engineering’s potential for reducing waste and loss of life; and the challenges Peace Engineering now faces. It concludes with preliminary ideas on moving past these challenges. The nascent field of Peace Engineering will lead to new streams of research and new initiatives in engineering education and practice for sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: peace engineering; responsible research and innovation; technology assessment; engineering education; innovation for sustainability peace engineering; responsible research and innovation; technology assessment; engineering education; innovation for sustainability
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Phillips, F. Peace Engineering Gains Momentum. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5203.

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