The Best Places for Civil Engineers 2021
Houston, Los Angeles, and Denver top the list of the 10 best places to be a civil engineer this year — as they did last year. What’s new? Seattle and the Research Triangle area of North Carolina have slipped;...

Designing Secret Cities
Before the U.S. government could develop the first atomic bombs in World War II, it first had to design and construct three “secret cities” at which that work would be completed. Created almost entirely...

Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit, by Christof Spieler. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2018

Instrumenting a National Landmark's Expansion: the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located just north of the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac River in Washington D.C., is currently undergoing expansion. Through a series of spaces that...

Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790–1840, By Robert J. Kapsch. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018

Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places, Edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2018

Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places, By Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2017

Greater Use of ‘Smart Surfaces’ Would Greatly Benefit Washington, D.C., Report Says

Urban Street Stormwater Guide, By the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2017

The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval, Edited by Daniel Lerch. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2017

What Makes a Great City, By Alexander Garvin. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2016

Bill Shannon and Stan Wilson: Geotechnical Pioneers with a 60-Year Legacy
Starting a business today can pose an array of challenges–planning, financial, legal, and licensing among them. But at its core, a company's founders must be dedicated to...

Long-Term Performance Monitoring of a Hillside Retaining Wall
To accommodate expansion of the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle, WA, a 3,000-ft-long soldier pile, tieback-anchored retaining wall was constructed from May 1991 to May 1992. An oblique...

GEER Response to the Oso Landslide: Documenting Perishable Details Helps Turn Disaster into Knowledge
Two months after the disastrous March 22, 2014 landslide near Oso, Washington, GEER representatives visited the affected area to gather data. This article is based on the report generated...

Conservation for Cities: How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure, By Robert I. McDonald. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2015

The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities Are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning, By Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2015

Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission By Marc Kaufman. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2014

River Notes: A Natural and Human History of the Colorado By Wade Davis. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2013

Challenging Soils in Seattle, Washington

Technology for a Quieter America By the National Academy of Engineering. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2010





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