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    Decisions Made for Water Under the Bridge

    In two new papers, civil engineers explore how to make decisions using quantifiable social, economic and environmental guidelines. It’s called a sustainability-based optimized algorithm. It’s designed to help land managers, city planners, engineers and policymakers make decisions about civil engineering projects. New bridge? Old bridge that needs new repairs? How about the school roof or the waterfront development? Every project has economic, environmental and social factors to consider.

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