August 13, 2019

The year is 2070. Imagine that sea-level rise has so altered coastal infrastructure that floodwaters have forced cities offshore, to developments that float on top of the ocean. What is this...
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June 27, 2019

And here we thought the future of engineering was smart technology. Perhaps there is merit in the art of being dumb. Technically speaking, at least. The Emerald Tutu earned the Overall Grand...
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June 20, 2019

Chris Luebkeman is an Arup Fellow, based in their San Francisco office, with the rather daunting title of director for global foresight, research and innovation. Is he a fortune teller? Can he...
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June 4, 2019

Climate change is one of six key trends driving ASCE’s Future World Vision scenario-planning model. Already, right now, in the present world vision, climate change –  specifically sea-level rise...
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May 13, 2019

Never before has the future looked so exciting. From autonomous vehicles to the most cutting-edge green technologies, the built environment is reshaping before our eyes. Exciting as it is,...
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January 23, 2019

The Fourth National Climate Assessment sounded alarm bells about climate change’s effects, both current and future, upon its release last November by the U.S. Global Change Research...
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November 8, 2018

For civil engineers climate change is more than a social obligation, it's a matter of business. As Terry Neimeyer, CEO of KCI Technologies, said at the 2018 ASCE Industry Leaders Forum, "In my own...
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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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June 18, 2015

Balancing future needs for engineered infrastructure with the risks posed by the effects of climate change on long-term engineering projects is a dilemma for civil engineers according to a new...
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June 12, 2015

The April 25 earthquake that killed thousands of people and leveled much of Kathmandu also devastated Nepal’s remote mountain villages. Massive landslides wiped out entire villages, rivers were...
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