October 14, 2019

What if? Why not? Four short words; one entirely new mindset. It’s the essence of ASCE’s Future World Vision project, simultaneously open to and questioning of the civil engineering...
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October 8, 2019

Alex McDowell is the award-winning production designer behind more than 20 Hollywood films, including “Fight Club” and “Minority Report.” Now he is bringing his creative genius to ASCE’s...
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October 8, 2019

Storytelling is an essential skill.  The ability to share information about a project or about the kind of work you do has the power to influence and connect audiences. It can also be the...
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September 12, 2019

The world is rapidly changing. There are exciting new opportunities and difficult challenges ahead for civil engineers: alternative energy, autonomous vehicles, climate change, smart cities,...
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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 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

What do civil engineering college graduates need to know? It’s an important question throughout the history of the profession. But given the rapidly changing variables, as considered in ASCE’s...
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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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June 4, 2019

Mikhail Chester was at a crossroads of sorts. He’d done plenty of good work in the sustainable engineering space – life-cycle assessment, climate change adaptation, resilience and the like –...
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May 27, 2019

David Odeh can’t help but chuckle at the irony inherent in his statement. “The one thing we can say with certainty,” Odeh says, “is that whatever future scenario we predict, that scenario...
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