As the stewards of society's physical infrastructure, civil engineers must lead the next shift in sustainable planning, design and construction. ASCE defines sustainability as a ‘set of environmental, economic and social conditions in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely without degrading the quantity, quality or availability of natural, economic, and social resources.”
As both the stewards of the natural environment and the designers and builders of the built environment, we have both the expertise and responsibility to achieve a truly sustainable civilization that provides environmental, economic and social well-being, now and for the future.
Join D. Michael Mucha, F.ASCE P.E. to discuss
1) The infrastructure we design and build today will shape society for the next 50 years and well beyond.
2) Civil Engineers’ role in sustainability includes policy, leadership, environmental stewardship and life-cycle planning.
3) Sustainable infrastructure, designed to consider current and future hazards, plays a crucial role in a community’s resilience and ability to withstand and recover from natural or man-made disasters.