City Builders: Turn Disruptors into Opportunities

Article by Michael Carragher, P.E., Engineering News-Record.

Major shifts of people into cities is not new, but what makes urbanization different today for planners, engineers, architects, contractors, financiers and public administrators than in decades past is the magnitude and pace at which all of us now encounter disruptions.

Both positive and negative, they include never-before-seen population numbers, aging infrastructure, emerging technologies and climate change.

This pace of disruption will only increase for those of us known as city builders—professionals who develop innovative financing options, effective governance policies or unique plans and delivery methods to propel projects and investments that cities must have to strategically grow and strengthen their economic vitality."

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