Incorporating sustainability into urban infrastructures: The tension between bio-cultural aspects and environmental considerations

Shane Ray Epting, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The following arguments focus on how to think about sustainability as it relates to technology and the non-human world within an anthropocentric framework. We end up with a picture showing that humankind needs to change the ways in which we look at anthropocentric concerns. Secondly, the discussion that leads up to the final picture details the urgency that guides the thinking behind the implementation of sustainability. Because, as the West learns to live in an entirely new sense that is consistent with holding humankind's desire for existence as a permanent situation, one finds that this notion must be paramount for us.^

Subject Area

Environmental Philosophy|Ethics|Sustainability|Engineering, Environmental

Recommended Citation

Epting, Shane Ray, "Incorporating sustainability into urban infrastructures: The tension between bio-cultural aspects and environmental considerations" (2011). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1494344.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1494344

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