Much of the sustainability debate is qualitative and general, leaving most unsure exactly what is needed to create a sustainable world and who is responsible. In this presentation Bill Grace will describe a conceptual sustainability systems (mini Limits-to-Growth) model using real world data and ecological footprint metrics to explore the various possible 21st century global trajectories.
Using these scenarios, Bill will outline the role of the professions, in particular the responsibilities of engineers and the urgency of their task in the coming decades.
Bill Grace is an urban sustainability specialist. He was formerly GHD’s Manager, Sustainability, with an overarching role to provide a sustainability focus to GHD’s international operations and business. Bill is a Fellow of Engineers Australia with over 30 years’ experience in infrastructure and development projects in Australia, the UK and South-East Asia.
He has recently completed a three month secondment with Natural Resources Canada researching the governance aspects of the integration of energy and greenhouse reduction strategies with the urban planning system.