Week 3

Diamond:

As a group of engineers that are often exposed to talks on engineering and development, it was good to hear the perspective of someone that studies democracy, because though a separate topic from development, it is very much a related and interdependent issue.  The best part of the presentation, in  my opinion was his two opening comments, which I thought were spot on:

1)    Often people doing development work assume the area they are working in is still “developing”, which is often wrong.  Many places have simply stagnated or in decline.

2) That governments in general are  happy to receive development help from outsiders

Project:

This week our job was to go over a paper by Crider et al and extract whatever data we found useful to developing a business model for the Dhaka project.  The paper was great and we got a lot of useful info to work with.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s