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 3, 2019

Ten minutes in the company of Jared Diamond, or spent simply reading one of his books, and you’re bound to come away looking at the world a little bit differently than you had before. The...
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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 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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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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April 16, 2019

Earth is the foundation upon which civil engineers build thriving communities, improving the quality of life for people everywhere. April 22 marks Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental...
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February 26, 2019

It would be foolish to think that one person, or even one profession, could alone solve the challenges of climate change and sustainability. Old thoughts die hard, though. “There’s a...
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February 13, 2019

It’s a telling character trait. Some people run away from problems. Others seek out problems so that they can help solve them. When it comes to climate change, Paul Lee falls definitively...
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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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