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Facing The Elements

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011

Extreme weather events often disrupt transportation infrastructure, impairing the economic and social networks of cities and compromising the means to escape the consequences of these events. This expert panel addresses the New York City experience in building transportation system resilience given the overarching context of severe weather and climate events.

Sponsor: New York Academy of Sciences Greening Transportation & Infrastructure Discussion Group

Moderator: Rae Zimmerman, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Panelists: Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina State University, NOAA National Climate Data Center; Thomas Abdallah, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit; Adam Freed, NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Angela Licata, Bureau of Environmental Planning & Analysis, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Andy Wiley-Schwartz, Division of Planning & Sustainability - Public Spaces, NYC Department of Transportation

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 6-8 pm. Reception to follow

Location: New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade enter, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor

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