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Artist rendering of ASCE's Future World Vision Mega City 2070's Historical Core

MEGA CITY 2070: The Future Vision of Urban Infrastructure

Addressing the Impacts of Growth, Development and Urbanization in the Building Industries

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington, is pleased to announce the 4th Biennial AEI Forum, MEGA CITY 2070: The Future Vision of Urban Infrastructure: Addressing the Impacts of Growth, Development and Urbanization in the Building Industries. This theme provides a framework for the profession to understand, explore and challenge the IMPACTS of growth, development and urbanization.

While many have benefited from the tremendous growth and urbanization in many US cities, the impacts are significant in every aspect of our lives. This forum will allow representatives across the building industries to explore and discuss these impacts.

The Forum will feature presentations from industry experts that tie into the theme with topics on intelligent environment, structures/disaster mitigation, energy, education, ethics in structures and energy and a keynote presentation on ASCE's Future World Vision, Mega City 2070.

There will also be presentations from the finalists of the AEI International Student Competition, AEI Professional Project Awards, and culminating with the Awards Ceremony.  Continuing education activities will be offered as PDH credits.

We have to "step into the future, where a city of 50 million people is no longer just a city. It’s a MEGA CITY. How will engineers accommodate a population so large, while preserving the city’s historic character, promoting accessible green space and supporting a diverse array of lifestyles and economies?" Explore the Mega City

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