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From VR experiences at in-person events to online webinars, there are several opportunities to explore Future World Vision. See the full list of events to find one that fits your calendar.

25 Water Street, located in the financial district of lower Manhattan.

When can vacant office buildings be converted to residences?

With vacancies still high in some cities, office buildings offer a chance to add residential units in urban areas, but many complications must be overcome.

U.S. map

Can ‘unhackable’ infrastructure be designed?

An expert panel convened by the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance identifies research priorities necessary to do just that.

San Francisco skyline

Open-access San Francisco Bay Area earthquake models now available

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center is hosting the simulated data sets, which will help the Bay Area improve overall community resilience.

Piles of sand

Can sand be used to create energy on demand?

Researchers explore how abandoned mines — and sand — could be used to create and store energy for future use.

Concrete Roman baths

Roman concrete offers lessons in longevity

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explores the self-healing capabilities of Roman concrete.

Image courtesy of HyperloopTT

Public transit’s future is bright, technological, equitable

Public transit agencies are recovering from the pandemic but are optimistic about the industry, thanks to an influx of money and other factors.

Digital city

Transportation agencies shift toward digital delivery

A fully digital future for transportation is on its way, which will have profound implications for engineers and state agencies.

New terminal at Tocumen International Airport (Photo courtesy of Foster + Partners)

Innovative seismic design shaped new airport terminal

Terminal 2 at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City fulfills its mission as a seismic-resistant, essential facility.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers

Bidirectional energy hub successfully demonstrated in Tennessee

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have built and tested an energy hub capable of managing two-way power flow to commercial buildings.

Hyperloop station (Image courtesy of Delft Hyperloop)

Hyperloop faces challenges as it attempts to get back on track

After years of hype, has the push for hyperloop transportation finally stalled?

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See how Future World Vision comes to life through an immersive VR experience.

Cities of the Future film, Singapore


Stay updated on the upcoming Future World Vision giant-screen film, Cities of the Future.

Mega City 2070 platform


Create and share your own custom tour of Mega City 2070.

Reimagine the world and shape the future.