The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event, organized by the Sustainable Development Division, is a yearly project where members attending the annual conference volunteer to assist a nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The organizationRead more
Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.
Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization.
Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) handles major transportation hubs and infrastructure within the state, including Logan Airport in Boston, waterfront property, cruise ship terminals and shipping ports. They have undergone a period of extensive reviewsRead more
A team of faculty and students from Old Dominion University’s Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering won $25,000 for its creative business model at the university’s ﬁrst NATO Global Innovation Challenge. The team presentedRead more
New technology can help reduce greenhouse emissions from manufacturing In 2019, we noted several important events related to climate change. In both the United Nations’ leaders meeting in September and the G7 meeting in FranceRead more
St. Bernard Project (SBP) is a nonproﬁt helping victims of other natural disasters in the U.S. and Caribbean. Liz McCartney, a middle school teacher, and Zack Rosenburg, a public defense attorney, moved from Washington DCRead more
Call for AbstractsSustainable Development Track2020 IISE Annual Conference & ExpoHyatt Regency New OrleansNew Orleans, LAMay 30 – June 1, 2020Deadline for abstract submission is November 8, 2019Abstract SubmissionConference Site Dear Colleagues: We invite you toRead more
Disaster damage assessment in the U.S. is increasingly important as natural hazard-induced disasters (e.g., hurricanes) are breaking records nearly every year, costing the nation hundreds of billions of dollars per year. However, the current practiceRead more
When an earthquake or a major storm strikes, roads can become littered with debris, which makes rescue and relief operations that much more difficult. Ozlem Ergun, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at NortheasternRead more
The hospitality sector is facing pressure to increase its cost-effectiveness while maintaining a high environmental standard. Researchers from Abu Dhabi University focus on material management and develop a cost-based optimization model for high quality, sustainable material management.Read more
Sustainable manufacturing environments are created with safety as a priority. Understanding the human component of manufacturing and processes allows safety managers to influence and improve production. This article is focused on ways that safety andRead more