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Futurist offers transportation industry predictions at U of M event

Who: Frank A. Stasiowski, design and construction futurist, licensed architect and president and founder of PSMJ Resources, Inc.
What: "Impact 2020: Predictions for the Transportation Industry"
Where: A.I. Johnson Great Room, University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28

Contacts: Michael McCarthy, Center for Transportation Studies, mccar096@umn.edu, (612) 624-3645
Julie Christensen, University News Service, jrchris@umn.edu, (612) 626-1720

November 27, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/27/2012) – Economic, political, social and technological trends are changing the world—and the transportation industry—at an ever-quickening pace. Just think of some of the staples of daily life, such as smartphones and Facebook, that didn’t even exist 10 years ago, let alone in 1987 when the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Services (CTS) was founded. What’s next?

Design and construction futurist Frank A. Stasiowski will describe economic, political, social and technological trends that could define the next decade in terms of transportation at the university's CTS fall luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the A.I. Johnson Great Room, university’s McNamara Alumni Center.

The event culminates the CTS 25th anniversary celebration by looking at past innovations and anticipating the road ahead.

In his presentation "Impact 2020: Predictions for the Transportation Industry," which is open to members of the media, Stasiowski will describe trends in the next 10 years that could have a direct impact on transportation. One such trend—the retirement of the baby boomers—will have ramifications for the workforce and workplace conditions as well as for transportation and housing patterns. He will also address what research and actions are needed now to prepare for this future—such as embracing new technological ideas, sharing intellectual capital and building a knowledge network.

Stasiowski is president and founder of PSMJ Resources, Inc., and an advisor to the CEOs of many top design and construction firms in the United States and around the world. He is best known as a futurist, predicting the direction of design and construction worldwide. Stasiowski is a licensed architect with degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Bryant University and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Media parking is available for a fee at the Washington Avenue Ramp, the University Avenue Ramp or the Oak Street Ramp. For transit information, please visit the Metro Transit website or call 612-373-3333.

For more information about the event, visit the CTS fall luncheon website.

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