Newsletter 2 May 2023

Approaching the ALN 10th Anniversary later this year, it is not surprising that Sociology is taking center stage in our activities. We have come to learn that the tools and processes of asset management work well. Establishing a culture of asset management is the greatest challenge. To help with establishing a culture of asset management, we are focusing more on social implications. The Social Impact of Asset Management Seminar is on May 10, 3:30 pm ET in Philadelphia and online. Also, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology is having an Asset Management Issue and ALN Senior Fellows and Organizational Members are invited to submit articles. See more about both below.

ALN Senior Fellow Marty Rowland, PhD. and Jim Dieter, ALN CEO, and US TAG Chair will be our guests on ALN Th@3 pm ET discussion program this week to address the American Journal of Economics and Sociology and the Social Impact of Asset Management Seminar. See more below in People and Ideas. Register at this link.

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Reinventing tomorrow.


Marty Rowland, PhD., is on the Board of Directors of the Henry George School of Social Sciences and is Special Editions Editor for the American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Mr. Rowland be on ALN Th@3 pm ET to discuss how the November 2024 issue of the Journal will be dedicated to the Economics and Sociology of Asset Management. The peer review process for article submission will be discussed. An example of an article will be discussed. Register at this link.


Unlocking Public Wealth

An article on the International Monetary Fund’s website is co-authored by Dag Detter and points out that governments have more wealth than they account for. Detter, who has keynoted at an ALN Annual Event, and his co-author Stefan Folster, point out that properly accounting for government assets may free up these public organizations to address societal issues that are inhibiting growth and equity. The economic part of asset management sociology cannot be overlooked as a critical element in evolving the outcomes of government organizations.


Social Impact of Asset Management

The Social Impact of Asset Management Seminar is on May 10, 3:30 pm ET in Philadelphia and online. Register for in-person or web attendance at this link. Topics include: the reverberation of the National Academies’ Strategies to Renew Federal Facilities report; Risk, Value and Multiple Capitals of Asset Management; Anglian Water; Michigan Infrastructure Council, Asset Management and Climate Change, and more. Presented by the US TAG to ISO TC251, speakers include Alan Stillman, Jack Dempsey, Mary Adams, Peader Duffy, Jim Dieter, Rhys Davies, Christian Roberts, Boudewijn Neijens, James Tischler, and more. The Seminar is taking place during the week-long ISO TC/251 meetings in Philadelphia where important decisions about ISO 55000 and ISO 55001, as well as other TC/251 standards, will be made. Learn what leaders from around the world are saying about how asset management is at the center of societal improvements in water, electricity, transportation, facilities, and more. Register at this link.

Upcoming Events

May 12 and May 27 at 9 pm Eastern, the “Ai AIA Japan” web programs will build on the success of our recent BIMStorm focused on Asset Management and ISO 55000, this event highlights the importance of involving creative participants to ensure project success. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Tokyo, we’ll dive into creating innovative, green, and energy-efficient designs that promote resilience and add value to the cityscape.

June 21 Wednesday 6 pm ET Value and Benefits from Asset Management, web panel co-produced with the Asset Management Council.

May 23 Tuesday 3 pm ET – ALN Cities & Places Asset Leadership Board Web Panel with Earl Jackson, CFO, Denver City & County, Transportation and Infrastructure; Kyle Wedberg, PhD, Senior Manager, Government Finance Officers Association; and others will join the Co-Chairs in discussions on the power of the CFO in gaining value and benefits from asset management.

If you are part of an ALN Member Organization, please send information about your upcoming speaking engagements to