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ENGINEERS AND POLICY

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Institute of Transportation Engineers

1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/oclc/4061418

Abstract:

These are remarks made at the National Academy of Engineering Symposium, 'Engineering and Human Welfare,' in October 1989. It is noted that engineers have, in general, been negligent in their direct participation in the process of shaping and implementing public policy. The remarks then goe on to address what engineers bring to the policy making process. Engineers can bring a quantitative sense to the process, and also a sense of propriety, i.e. a sense of what is valid and not valid. Engineers also have a well-honed capacity to solve problems. Engineers have an intuitive understanding of the difference between solutions that are valid in the ideal world and those valid in the real world. It is a profession that understands that its integrity, and its quality of performance are measured in the real world.

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Institute of Transportation Engineers

1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006 USA

Authors:

Sununu, J H

Pagination:

p. 41-42

Publication Date:

1990-10

Serial:

ITE Journal

Volume: 60
Issue Number: 10
Publisher: Institute of Transportation Engineers
ISSN: 0162-8178
OCLC: 4061418
Serial URL: http://www.ite.org

Subject Areas:

Administration and Management; Highways; Policy; I10: Economics and Administration

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Nov 30 1990 12:00AM

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