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Where There Is No Engineer – Designing for Community Resilience” is a design initiative coordinated by the Development Technology in the Community (DTC) Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Ireland.
The programme is delivered in partnership with various development partners and Engineers Ireland. It provides participants with the opportunity to learn about design, teamwork and communication through real, inspiring, sustainable and crosscultural development projects. By participating in the programme, students and professionals will have the opportunity to design creative solutions to real life development projects. This initiative formed part of the DIT team submission which received the Inaugural Engineers Ireland Education Award Best in Class 2017.
The design brief is based on a set of six global development themes; • Climate Resilient Infrastructure • Self-Supply Water and Sanitation • Community Participatory Health • On and Off (Micro) Grid Energy Systems • Food Security • Applying Big Data in the Community Each theme explores the relationship between People, Technology and the Environment. The setting for this programme varies on an annual basis. The programme is open to students and professionals across the disciplines of engineering, architecture, urban planning, science, business, social science, arts, media etc.
Mc Carton, L., O'Hógáin, S. (2018) Where There Is No Engineer - Designing for Community Resilience. Development Technology in the Community (DTC) Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Ireland, 2018.