Could you use your STEM skills to help create the cities of the future?
Scientists, tech pros, engineers and maths stars are behind the movement of making better cities – ones that balance issues around society, housing, health and environment. Take this quiz to see if building future cities is the right career path for you.
Job Kit: Future Cities Shaper
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Inside you’ll discover career paths, and will get to meet two real-life people who have forged their own exciting careers in civil engineering and cities transformation. We also look at some of the personality traits and soft skills that will help you out in this field, as well as next steps you can take to begin your journey – including electives you can choose while still at school.
What to read
- The clever country: how engineers are designing smarter cities: engineers are changing the way we run everyday activities and how we interact with the urban environment. Using technology and data, they’re creating the smart cities of the future.
- Greetings from Tech Town: How STEM grads are shaping our cities: from cashless shopping, to remote learning and traffic-dodging apps, technology is fast revolutionising the way we do the everyday things in our neighbourhoods like shop, study and drive. We take a behind-the-scenes snoop at what’s really going down in the places you frequent every day, and the exciting and in-demand computer science careers popping up thanks to the ever-changing tech-scape.
- Street smarts: The future of smart cities: a smart city is one that’s been optimised for residents – and the rest of the planet. We take a look at things like using artificial intelligence in construction, smart bins, environmental sensors to monitor air and water quality, plus the skills being used to make it all happen.
What to watch
If you dream building the cities of the future, check out these five STEM careers that could help you do just that.
For more awesome STEM and career quizzes, head to the Careers with STEM quiz hub.
Author: Louise Meers
Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.