In this lecture, Grasso talks about moving and thinking "beyond sustainability" and applying more holistic approaches to engineering. He also shares his knowledge about the role of complex systems in moving the world towards sustainable lifestyles. "Complex systems" says Grasso, "is the hot field for the future."
Dr. Domenico Grasso is the Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Vermont (UVM), and Chair of the Vermont Engineering and Environment Advisory Council. A Professional Engineer, Grasso is a national speaker on engineering education reform and has led national and international advisory boards for environment and engineering with the World Bank, NATO, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Academy of Engineering among others.
This lecture was given during the five-day, intensive summer program (for professional or college credit) Sustainable Business: Practices in Support of People Profits and Principles: July 6-10, 2009. This program provided the opportunity to learn the design, organization and management principles and practices that make an enterprise sustainable and profitable.
For more information see http://uvm.edu/~sustnbus/