Imagine the world 50 years from now. What does 2070 look like? How is society continuing to function? How have technological and environmental challenges affected our cities?
ASCE’s Future World Vision brings those possibilities to fruition.
In this episode of the “ASCE Interchange,” David Odeh, principal of Odeh Engineers, discusses the comprehensive Future World Vision program and how it helps civil engineers strategize for an uncertain future.
The two-phase project uses scenario-planning analysis to highlight trends that will shape potential outcomes. Virtual reality models then create an immersive, storytelling experience of different futures.
Odeh believes Future World Vision will bring the best ideas of the profession to life. “We hope that this will engage and inspire our peers, other stakeholders and, most importantly, the next generation of civil engineers who need to be prepared to cope with these eventual futures,” he said.
Future World Vision shows both positive and negative potential scenarios. Odeh thinks engineers should assess their current practices and work to assure future positive outcomes.
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