Technion’s Center for Global Engineering hosted a social outreach workshop to promote synergy between the community’s needs and technology based projects. The main issues at the center of discussion were ways with which to meet the challenge of integrating both planning and engineering agendas into a community while bearing in mind the feedback provided by the community’s individuals. More specifically, understanding their needs with regards to sustainable issues in order to improve their quality of life.
The participants, both from the technological/engineering sector as well as on-the-field-agents, such as social workers centered their discussions on the following topics:
- Methodology and actions within the planning and development of public areas
- The challenge of integrating between community and technology
- Academia: educating engineers to apply their skills for the benefit of the community