Technology, Policy and Management: Co-evolving or Converging? [chapter]

Margot Weijnen, Paulien Herder
2018 Engineering a Better Future  
The TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), established in 1992 as the Faculty of Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management, currently formulates its core business as comprehensive engineering: 'At the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management we combine insights from the engineering sciences with insights from the humanities and the social sciences. Our mission is to develop robust models and designs in order to solve the complex challenges of today's
more » ... , urbanized knowledge society. Our three closely collaborating departments address these societal challenges each with a different perspective: systems, governance and values. The smart combination of these three perspectives is at the core of Comprehensive Engineering'. The three departments: Engineering Systems, Multi-Actor Systems and Values, Technology and Innovation represent core expertise in technology and engineering, the social sciences and the humanities, respectively. In TPM's evolution from systems engineering to comprehensive engineering, the Next Generation Infrastructures research programme (NGI) played a crucial role as a catalyst. Besides the aspect of substantial long-term research funding, enabling Abstract for NSF workshop on "Engineering a Better Future: Engineering, Social Science and Innovation," April 15-16, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh.
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