What Lies Ahead?

by Laurie A. Shuster, Editor in Chief; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 6, Pg. 56-60, 62-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: How will trends in climate change, alternative energy, high-tech construction, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and public funding affect communities, infrastructure, and the practice of civil engineering in the short and long terms? And how can civil engineers prepare now for a future that is so uncertain? These are the questions that ASCE is helping members answer with its new multifaceted project, Future World Vision: Infrastructure Reimaged.

Subject Headings: Energy infrastructure | Climate change | Infrastructure construction | Vehicles | Financing | Energy engineering | Professional societies | Project management

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