URBAN ENGINEERING IN THE UNIVERSITY

PROBLEMS CONFRONTING MODERN AMERICAN CITIES DEMAND INTEGRATED, INTERDISCIPLINARY SOLUTION PROCEDURES, GOING BEYOND TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO URBAN ISSUES. CURRENT URBAN PROBLEMS ARE BOTH TOO VAST AND INORDINATELY COMPLEX TO BE EFFECTIVELY DEALT WITH BY INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN LIMITED AND NARROWLY-DEFINED DISCIPLINES. THE ASEE URBAN ENGINEERING STUDY COMMITTEE HAS COINED THE TERM URBAN ENGINEERING TO DENOTE THE NEW MULTIDISCIPLINARY ORIENTATION DEMANDED OF URBAN PROFESSIONALS. UNIVERSITIES ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT ON FOSTERING A MORE REALISTIC APPROACH TO THE CITY. INNOVATIVE CURRICULA AND INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTS IN THE REAL-WORLD LABORATORY, WHICH ARE PRESENTLY UNDERWAY AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, ARE ESSENTIAL MEDIA FOR PREPARING STUDENTS TO UTILIZE THEIR EXPERTISE IN CONCERT WITH PROFESSIONALS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES IN DEALING WITH MASSIVE URBAN ISSUES. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No PP 1, PROC PAPER 7547, PP 15-18
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Hafferty, W M
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00200743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 28 1970 12:00AM