Kate Simonen favors a metaphor about the moon when she talks about her work as director of the Carbon Leadership Forum. It goes something like “If you want to land on the moon, there’s no sense in aiming halfway.”
It’s an apt comparison, because her organization’s goal of decarbonizing the built environment is certainly universal in its scope. And the CLF is not aiming halfway...
The questions facing the megacity of the future are not simple.
Here’s a sample, for starters:
How does a city increase its density to accommodate 50 million inhabitants while preserving its historic character, promoting accessible green space and supporting a plurality of lifestyles and economies?
Not exactly the kind of question that can be answered in an afternoon. That’s why it’s so important that civil engineers start...
Imagine the future.
Don’t just think of it, really immerse yourself in the possibilities. What does this future world look like? What does it sound like? And how did society get there?
Now bring yourself back to the present.
With smart cities on the rise, that world you imagined may not be as far off as you think. Civil engineers are some of the most forward-thinking minds...
Each year, one of the industry’s leading trade publications, Engineering News-Record, recognizes its Top 25 Newsmakers, a veritable “who’s who” of industry innovators and influencers.
And once again, the ENR list features a number of prominent ASCE members.
Here are the Society members honored by ENR among its Top 25 Newsmakers for 2019:
• Glenn Bell, C.Eng, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE – 2020 Structural Engineering Institute president and...
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.
"Engineering With Heart" is a series of articles by Michael Paddock for ASCE News.
Paddock, P.E., M.ASCE, a 30-year member of ASCE, is a licensed civil engineer and surveyor. His professional career was spent managing teams of over 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects over $1 billion, and he was the youngest-ever recipient of Wisconsin’s “Engineer of the Year” award.
After a near-death cancer experience, he was...
It was a rich and rewarding year at ASCE in 2019.
So rich and so rewarding that mere words can’t do it justice.
Here is ASCE’s 2019 Year in Photos:
In May, ASCE launched Future World Vision, a bold, comprehensive project to anticipate, reimagine and prepare for the future.
Using data-driven, in-depth, scenario-planning analysis, Future World Vision puts civil engineers in position to lead, not just today but...
ASCE has announced a new partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy as part of the recently launched International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure.
The collaboration, announced this week at the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 25, aims to advance practical solutions to adapt infrastructure to a changing climate, close the resilience investment gap and break down barriers to action across the...
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 possibilities that will shape the way infrastructure works and society lives decades into the future.
“We’ve got to have more people thinking this way,” said Lenor Bromberg, P.E., F.ASCE, deputy director of community development for the City of...
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 Future World Vision, a dynamic new scenario-planning tool that looks five decades into the future to consider potential ways society will advance, how the infrastructure we use every day will develop and how civil engineers must take...