The City And The Civil Engineer

by Walter G. Heintzleman, (M.ASCE), Chief Engr.; Urban Redevelopment Authority, Pittsburgh, PA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 55-63

Document Type: Journal Paper


The city and the professional role to be played by the civil engineer are recognized as indispensable in the rebirth of our nation's cities. Recently, the term urban engineer has been applied to those civil engineers who concentrate their professional expertise on helping to solve some of the physical, environmental problems of our urban areas. In practice, urban engineers include engineer-planners, design engineers, construction engineers, and engineer-administrators. As the names centered in the city; and, therein lies the uniqueness of the urban engineer's practice.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Environmental issues | Construction management

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