Creating Connections: Resilience and Equity in Transportation

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Date: November 20, 2020

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Creating Connections: Resilience and Equity in Transportation

November 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm



Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an essential and permanent topic for professional, academic, government and public discussion.

Civil engineers, architects, building owners, real estate investors, insurers, planners, environmental regulators, transportation providers, emergency responders, public health providers, and many others are grappling with how to incorporate the evident need for adaptation and resilience into much of what they do. Academia is also deepening its involvement with this most important and fascinating set of public policy issues.

The growing body of experience and expertise in adaptation is not widely appreciated either within or across the traditional silos that define professions, disciplines and practices. At the same time, there is no regular, ongoing opportunity for adaptation professionals from various fields to meet in Boston to cross-pollinate ideas and share solutions to common problems.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston have collaborated to establish a quarterly series of half-day Climate Adaptation Forums that will provide cutting-edge thought leadership on adaptation to climate change for environmental and energy professionals, policy makers, municipal officials, NGOs, and practitioners.

These quarterly forums will address everything from infrastructure and design solutions to communication challenges and barriers to implementation to policy solutions to the nexus of climate and equity. Local, national and global speakers will represent forward-thinking institutions, global firms, academia, government and other high level practitioners. Join the ever-growing group of professionals working to address the challenge of climate change adaptation and resiliency at the quarterly forums.

Upcoming Forum: Creating Connections: Resilience and Equity in Transportation


Transportation infrastructure is some of the most expensive to build and maintain, especially in the face of the climate crisis. Everything from public transportation to roads and bridges to the port are deeply impacted by sea level rise, extreme storms and even sweltering heat. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum as we explore initiatives around the country to improve transportation resilience and the resilience of the communities that rely on this infrastructure to get around. We will hear from experts at multiple levels of government who are thinking creatively about how to protect our infrastructure and how to make it responsive to changing needs.

Registration closes at 11:00 a.m. EST/UTC -4.00 on November 20, 2020. After November 19, 2020 refunds will not be available.

Looking for an opportunity to meet others energized by Climate Adaptation? The Forum is hosting Climate Cocktails on Wednesday, December 2 at 4PM! Get to know and connect with like-minded people over a drink or two and stir up some climate action! More information and registration here.

Forum Co-Chairs

Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Resiliency Specialist
Woods Hole Group
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Julie Eaton Ernst, Lead Resiliency Engineer
Weston & Sampson
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Rebecca Herst, Director, Sustainable Solutions Lab
University of Massachusetts Boston
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Lauren Miller, Discipline Leader – Climate Resilience
CDM Smith
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Speaker Agenda

Local motives: Local transportation & equity initiatives

Panel Moderator:

Lauren Miller, Discipline Leader – Climate Resilience
CDM Smith
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Panelists:

 

Heidy Persaud, Director of Transportation Equity
CNT
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Ann Shikany
, State and Federal Policy Advocate
Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
NRDC
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Susanne Rasmussen, Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning
City of Cambridge, MA
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Keeping on the right track: Regional transportation infrastructure & equity initiatives

Panel Moderator:

 

Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Resiliency Specialist
Woods Hole Group
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Panelists:

 

Porie Saikia-Eapen, FAIA FCIOB RIBA, Director, Environmental, Sustainability & Compliance
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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Hannah Lyons-Galante, Climate Change Resiliency Specialist
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
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Allison Brooks, Executive Director
Bay Area Regional Collaborative
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November 20, 2020
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November 20, 2020
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