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Appropriate Technology: Overview

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Appropriate Technology

"Appropriate Technology reflects an approach to technological development, characterized by creative and sound engineering, that recognizes the social, environmental, political, economic, as well as, technical aspects of a proposed technological solution to a problem facing a society.

The field is an interdisciplinary one drawing from the physical and social sciences as well as Engineering, Architecture, and Technology. Areas of interest include energy conversion systems, waste and water management, community and shelter design, technology assessment, small scale production systems and technology transfer."

Appropriate Technology Program Web Site - Appalachian State University

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Xiaorong Shao
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