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Engineering to live within planetary boundaries: Civil engineering research needs

The context for development is changing rapidly and it follows that the way we build and maintain our infrastructure must change accordingly. To be successful this change will need to be underpinned by a lively research and development base. This paper sets out a future vision for the development of civil engineering in the broader context of one planet living. It aims to highlight how the research agenda must change and considers how industry, government and academia need to combine to deliver this ambitious programme. This short briefing paper is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather sits alongside other ICE initiatives in seeking to stimulate the transition needed to live within the boundaries set by our planet.