Doing More with LESS - A Call to Architects and Engineers

Global think has adopted the term SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Architects and engineers through their university education and early professional experience in the past fifty years have been introduced to titanic projects with unlimited budgets - undersea transportation tunnels linking countries, space travel and cruise ships.  Yet, global problems of clean air, safe drinking water, affordable shelter and manageable food distribution remain addressed with band aid budgets and poor co-operation of Nations. The challenge of architecture and engineering academia and the future AE thinkers is to go back to their roots! Look for design solutions to the BIG challenges faced by humanity - food, air, water and shelter. The BIG IDEAS are out there in minds who know the World does not have unlimited resources and all humanity should be afforded an opportunity to enjoy their existence on the planet.  Politicians should be interested in your ideas, so speak up...

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