To Engineer is Humane – Inaugural lecture of Professor Giuliano Premier

November 19, 2013

Human developments and endeavours are punctuated by failures. ‘To engineer is human’, Petroski (1985), saw this as a process toward successful design.

Can we afford such iteration when considering the planet’s future? Human activities raise several concerns and the author presents examples from his research efforts and proposes that engineering is the only humane response to securing our future.