Social and Environmental Issues

  • Alexander ZahndEmail author
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This chapter highlights social and environmental issues encountered by the local communities we live and work with. In their quest for better living conditions they are always confronted with issues such as tackling the need for improved energy services, through projects that involve social changes. Often technical projects don’t have the mandate and scope to address social and environmental issues, even though they are equally important for sustainable community development. Thus, the sustainable development and use of the local renewable energy resources, within a defined environmental and societal context, are an important part of the wider framework of a HCD project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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