Environment and Sustainable Development Archives
April 8, 2005
Environment and Sustainable Development Group Summary
What types of technology were employed?
Data sharing technology
Urban forestry/urban planning (road engineering/materials, sensors)
Vehicle alternatives (fuel, materials, electric, + Biotech)
Power (sun, generators, hydroponics)
Economic model advancements (rebalance with natural resource values)
Energy efficient electric artifacts
Precision application farming
on farm water quality monitoring
renewable energy (cold fusion, wind, etc)
intelligent transport systems
marketing innovation (social)/use of media
in-field time released chemicals
Increased efficiency + complex sustainability + balance
What fields were represented?
Public Transport (urban)
Global warming (CO2)
Natural resources (crisis)
Air pollution (urban vehile
What barriers to implementation were encountered?
Lack of expertise/resources/political conservativism/attitudes [values]
current definitions of success
Lack of funding
Entrenched interests (economic/ political/ideological)
Assimilation of information
How were the barriers overcome?
Articulation of need for change. Resistance to change
Bringing stakeholders together + dissemination (sharing outcomes)
Developing appropriate chemical priniciples
Skyrocketing energy prices, unemployment, drop in incomin in devloped countries
Wider publich participation and development
Thanks to George Kubik for faciliating the discussion and transcribing the group summary.