California wildfires make underground utilities an infrastructure priority

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California wildfires make underground utilities an infrastructure priority

Trenchless technology expert Samuel Ariaratnam talks about the plans of California’s largest electricity provider's to start burying power lines in fire zones.

Is cutthroat science hindering discovery?

Aug. 11: Attend a Zócalo talk with Lindy Elkins-Tanton and Lisa Margonelli about untethering the academic research model from the cult of personality in order to take on humanity’s biggest problems. Read an essay on the topic in Issues in Science and Technology.

Nationwide survey reveals changes to habits and travel in the US

ASU researchers recently released their findings from a nationwide survey asking Americans what habits they picked up during the pandemic that they were most likely to continue.

How will we protect American infrastructure from cyberattacks?

Sustainability scientist Diana Bowman and colleagues weigh in on how our infrastructure’s digital connectedness — while bringing benefits like convenience, better monitoring and remote problem-solving — leaves it vulnerable to cyberattacks.

ASU engineering experts reframe infrastructure security

Sustainability scientists Mikhail Chester and Brad Allenby and their faculty peers believe broader perspectives need to be part of the current debate about improving America’s infrastructure systems.

Ariaratnam receives Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award

Ariaratnam is among the leading experts in the development of trenchless construction methods and technologies used in underground construction. He will deliver the Bechtel Lecture at the 2021 ASCE Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute Pipelines Conference.

Recap: Measuring impact using the Sustainable Development Goals framework

  On Wednesday, March 24, Project Cities Program Manager Steve Russell was joined by Dr. Gregory Broberg, community partners Tracie Hlavinka (Town of Clarkdale) and Jay Davies (City of Peoria),

Who gets their lights back first if a cyberattack brings down the grid?

According to experts from ASU's Decision Theater, the United States needs a Continuity of the Economy plan to ensure we can reconstitute the economy in the wake of a devastating cyberattack.

Feb 10: Carbon negative tech innovation event

Webinar will feature innovative technologies from the United States, Japan, and internationally that are capable of reducing and sequestering carbon across the built and natural environments.

Bliss part of drive to create cybersecurity change

Sustainability scientist Nadya Bliss is urgently calling for change in the way new technologies are designed. She says that while security measures such as encryption and authentication have been widely adopted, security tends to be secondary to application capability.

New book: Urban infrastructure for 2100

Sustainability scientist Mikhail Chester has published a new book, Urban Infrastructure: Reflections for 2100, an edited volume imagining infrastructure transitions and goals at end-of-century.

ASU postdoctoral position in Public Interest Technology/Responsible Innovation

The project seeks to study three institutions (ASU, Howard University and Estrella Mountain Community College) to identify what they do and could do across their missions and functions to implement PIT comprehensively and strategically.