Scott, Norm (Emeritus)

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: My research interests are in sustainable development. I believe "sustainable development" is the dominant economic, environmental and social issue for the 21st century. To meet this challenge requires an entrepreneurship, which combines energy, environmental, industrial, and agricultural knowledge and innovation. The objective is to combine science, engineering, technology, economics, and social principles to "engineer" new ecologically sustainable communities. The concept represents the epitome of systems analysis- a challenge combining the insight from the physical sciences with those of the biological and social sciences. Characteristics of a sustainable community will be based in biologically-derived fuels, renewable energy, recycling, energy conservation, reduced transportation, managed ecosystems, advanced housing systems and sustainable agriculture. "

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