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Lecture | Argonne National Laboratory

Science and the Transformation of Cities

Rapid urbanization has brought about an amazing societal transformation.

In 1900, 80 percent of people 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 energy, water, and transportation systems. To manage these resources effectively, governments need to know how various infrastructural components interact as a complex system. But what role will scientists and engineers have in remaking cities?

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Reception and scientific poster session
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Presentation and Q&A