University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Page: 4146 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-09-55942-8
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2023.1048
Conference name: 16th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 13-15 November, 2023
Location: Seville, Spain
We are going to present a project that has been developed in our university within the Civil Engineering degree, which integrates mathematics and engineering to drive sustainability. Our primary objective is to incorporate sustainability principles into the curriculum of this degree and its Final Degree Projects, thereby enabling students to engage in projects centered on the design of sustainable infrastructures.
The transportation and supply infrastructure aimed at civil engineering has a major impact on the environment and climate change, and their proper planning and design can contribute significantly to the fight against climate change and the challenge of a more sustainable society. To achieve this, two different approaches have been analysed and proposed.
Firstly, we have employed mathematical modeling in real-world scenarios, utilizing various decision-making techniques to enhance process efficiency. Using problems and projects based learning methodologies genetic algorithms (GA) have been applied to calculate optimal routes, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and minimized environmental pollution.
Secondly, we have proposed the design of transportation infrastructure to facilitate access to the Biscay Campus (Leioa) via bicycles and electric scooters, effectively contributing to the university's sustainability objectives. Specifically, we have designed three new cycling routes originating from the three municipalities that send the most students to the Biscay campus. These routes feature low-speed roads with minimum slope and adequate width. Furthermore, we have developed a dedicated lane for electric scooters, starting from the Leioa metro station and extending all the way to the Leioa campus ,
By implementing these innovative infrastructures, our aim is to foster sustainability and the 2030 Agenda within the Civil Engineering degree program through Final Degree Projects. These projects focus on designing sustainable infrastructures that not only benefit the university but also contribute to the overall sustainability of our society.
Civil engineering, sustainability, infrastructures, 2030 Agenda.