Argonne National Laboratory

What role will scientists and engineers have in remaking today’s cities for tomorrow?

During the last 120 years, rapid urbanization has brought about an amazing societal transformation. In the past, 80 percent of the world‘s population lived in rural areas; now, the reverse is true. That dramatic population shift raises concerns about food security, access to quality education and health care, and reliable and resilient energy, water, and transportation systems, among other things. To manage these resources effectively, governments need to know how cities grow and how these various infrastructural components interact as a complex system. But what role will scientists and engineers have in remaking today’s cities for tomorrow?

Join us on May 31, 2018, as Argonne scientist Ralph Muehleisen discusses science and engineering’s impact on the future of cities.

OutLoud Lectures are free community events, but advanced registration is required. All guests 16 and older must register.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

  • 6:30-7 p.m.  -  Reception, scientific posters
  • 7-8 p.m. -  Lecture and audience Q&A


Argonne National Laboratory
APS Conference Center
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439