Vertically Integrated Project: Peace Engineering & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG9 & SDG16): Creating Peace & Strong Institutions through Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Spring 2022
Fall 2021
Spring 2021
Kevin Caravati
Khatereh Hadi
VIP 2601 VXC
VIP 3601
VIP 3602
VIP 4601
VIP 4602
VIP 4603
VIP 6600
VIP 6601
VIP 6602
VIP 6603

The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to promote peace, end poverty, and protect the planet. Building resilient Infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable Industrialization, and fostering Innovation are the themes for UN SDG9. The UN SDG16 promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and building inclusive institutions at all levels. This VIP class integrates SDG 9 and 16 through a Peace Engineering framework. It will bring ideas, technologies, models and methods to help students act locally at GT and Atlanta and globally to implement sustainable technology and infrastructure solutions to create peace and inclusive institutions. Students will be provided opportunities to engage with a wide range of government, business, philanthropic organizations and universities to create innovative solutions to improve the human condition and promote peace and prosperity. This class will guide students through an engineering design process to identify existing conflicts and develop and adopt tools for addressing the problems. 

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