Line-of-Sight Newsletter 7 May 2024

The Network was in action during last week’s ALN Th@3 pm ET when there was talk about a paper coming out of the 
Brains & Bytes Digital Twin AI Workshop
 as part of the 
NIBS Building Innovation Conference 2024
. ALN Senior Fellow 
Marty Rowland
, PhD, commented that the NIBS work is appropriate for inclusion in the special Asset Management edition of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology this fall. Mr. Rowland will join us this week to further explain ways to participate in the special edition Journal he is editing. Register at this link.
And it is not too late to take 5 – 10 minutes to fill out the Society of American Military Engineers Asset Management Survey at this 
. Results will be shared with those who include an email and we will provide a web program discussing the results.

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Marty Rowland
, PhD, is on the Board of Trustees for the Henry George School of Social Science and is Special Edition Editor of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, which has been published for more than 70 years. Mr. Rowland has a Masters of Environment/ Environmental Health Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy, Natural Resource Economics. As an ALN Senior Fellow, Mr. Rowland has connected us to National Urban League, CEO and President, Marc Morial, who was Mayor of New Orleans when Mr. Rowland worked for the Crescent City. Mr. Rowland is now helping ALN members and supporters gain recognition and credibility through publishing a special asset management edition of the Journal. Learn more about the Henry George School of Social Sciences below in Sources.


Henry George School of Social Science
 was founded in 1932 to establish fundamental economic justice and sustainable prosperity for all people. Henry George’s 1879 book, Progress and Poverty, is still the best-selling work on political economy and advocates a land tax to fund development of land that increases in value based on human use. Build a bridge across a river and the value on the connected sides of the river will increase in value because of increased human activity. The book also explores the constant presence of poverty despite increasing wealth – an issue that still persists and some think can also be addressed with asset management. Henry George’s ideas still shape discussion on development and taxes.


Building Innovation 2024 
With a strong focus on Digital Twins and AI, the 50th
 Anniversary Conference of the National Institute of Building Sciences will show the direction for the 50 years of innovation in the built environment. Multiple programs on sustainability and resilience reveal a close tie to asset cross-over asset management issues. Register for the Building Innovation Conference May 22-24 in the Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C. at this 

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