Carol Haddock speaks during a panel discussion about recent natural disasters at the 2017 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure.
November 24, 2017

It’s been three years almost to the day since ASCE’s first International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Long Beach, CA. So, all the challenges surrounding sustainable...
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With communities around the country working to recover after an autumn full of natural disasters, the key will be to not to simply rebuild but to rebuild better.
November 9, 2017

Civil engineering is nothing if not resilient. And in many cases that means learning from failure and building back better. In the aftermath of a series of extreme events this autumn in North...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
November 9, 2017

The need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure is hardly breaking news, but in the wake of devastating natural disasters around the country, the time to act is now. Last month in New York...
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Paul Zofnass, founder of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard, speaks during the ICSI 2017 opening plenary in Brooklyn.
October 26, 2017

If you’re waiting for some other, larger entity to swoop in and solve the sustainability infrastructure crisis, stop. It may be a global problem, but the solutions start at...
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Steve Fisher, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, member of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability, maps out lifecycle cost strategies during a breakout session at the ASCE ICSI 2017 NYC Sustainability Workshop.
October 26, 2017

It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation. The sustainability challenge is too complex and too urgent for any one group to solve it alone. So it was a momentous step forward, Wednesday, to bring...
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Richard Anderson, president emeritus for the New York Building Congress
September 5, 2017

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the push for more sustainable infrastructure. Plenty of pessimism too. Richard Anderson, president emeritus of the New York Building Congress, falls firmly...
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Portland General Electric’s Tucannon River Wind Farm was the first energy project in North America to receive the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Gold award,.
August 24, 2017

The whole “you’ll know it when you see it” concept really only goes so far when it comes to sustainable infrastructure. “You need some measure of what you mean by sustainability,” said...
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ASCE's Younger Members are the future leaders of the push for sustainable infrastructure. PHOTO: Jaffer Almosawy
August 11, 2017

Elizabeth Ruedas, P.E., QISP, ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a project engineer for CNC Engineering in the City of Industry, CA, and the program chair for ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members. She will be...
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The Orange Line in Los Angeles was ahead of its time in terms of sustainability features. PHOTO: Cris Liban
August 11, 2017

The challenge of building a system of sustainable infrastructure is a dense one, a diverse blend of considerations and stakeholders. ASCE Fellow Cris Liban, D.Env., P.E., ENV SP, the Los Angeles...
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The Times Square Plaza has reimagined Times Square as a pedestrian - not a vehicle - hub. Courtesy NYCDDC
February 2, 2017

In today’s Times Square, it’s really more about the benches than the billboards. Opened just in time for the classic New Year’s Eve celebration, the New York City Department of...
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