From Smog-Filled Streets to Sustainably Built Cities

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Delhi, India. Having spent 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, I’ve done my fair share of travel, but something about this place really stuck with me. The experience was a wonderful one… I met extraordinary people, many of whom are pushing the limits of science and technology. But my encounters with extraordinary people seemed to go against the backdrop of this city and the staggering stats when it comes to the environment. Last November, air pollution was so thick that more than 6,000 schools were forced to close as a result. Now, only trucks carrying essential supplies are allowed into the city due to the dangerous levels of air pollution. And, in 2015 alone, 2.5 million people in India died due to air pollution.

2018 ABET Symposium: Sustainability

Executive Director & CEO of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in the STEM disciplines.

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