Tag: Smart Cities

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How autonomous vehicles will change road designs

Self-driving vehicles could change not only how we get from place to place but also how we design the roads we ride along — and how we handle stormwater flows.

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Converting infrastructure systems to geographic information systems

Geographic information systems’ ability to effectively manage and analyze spatial data makes it an ideal means for cities to manage their infrastructure systems.

Street smarts

Thanks to the use of sensors, cameras, connected devices, and other data-gathering technology, the streets and their surrounding infrastructure can collect valuable information to help city leaders, urban planners, transportation department officials, and various types of engineers provide myriad benefits to the public.

Multidisciplinary course addresses tomorrow’s smart cities

Transportation systems are changing rapidly and engineering colleges need to keep up with those changes.

Smart tech streamlines intersection timing

Smart tech updates intersection timing.

4 Building Blocks for Modernizing Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Our healthcare systems, businesses and daily lives have seen drastic changes. This global health crisis has only further highlighted our need for resilient infrastructure that keeps us safe, eliminates barriers to opportunity and boosts the economy. Our nation’s roadways, water systems and national security are essential to these goals. Moving forward, civil engineers have the task...

4 Smart City Trends Shaping the Future

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...

Samaras Honored With Bartholomew Award

ASCE has honored Constantine Samaras, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2020 Harland Bartholomew Award for contributions to urban infrastructure resiliency design and alternative fueled, automated and connect vehicle planning. Samaras has made substantive contributions to three areas of critical importance for urban planning and development in the civil engineering domain: Systems and infrastructure impacts of the transition to autonomous vehicles. Transition to low-carbon energy systems. Civil...

Wang Named ASCE Fellow

Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Wang is also the founding director of the UW Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) and has...