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After the Flood: Impact of Climate Change on Region’s Transit Infrastructure
Monday, February 27, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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An aspect of climate change that has received little attention in the popular press is its potential impact on transportation infrastructure. Especially in densely-populated coastal regions such as our own, climate change and rising sea levels will present challenges for future generations, which transit planners must address now. This panel of experts will explore what lies ahead.

Moderators: JOHN DELLAPORTAS, Chair, New York City Bar Committee on Transportation; ADEEB FADIL, Chair, New York City Bar Committee on International Environmental Law

Speakers:NEHA BHATT, Smart Growth America; HEATHER ROITER DAMIANO, Senior Project Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Planning Unit, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM); MICHAEL B. GERRARD, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; ADAM FREED, Deputy Director for Climate Change Adaptation, New York City Mayor’s Office; DR. RADLEY HORTON, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University

Sponsored by: Committee on Transportation, John Dellaportas, Chair; Committee on International Environmental Law, Adeeb Fadil, Chair; Environmental Law Committee, Jeff Gracer, Chair; Aeronautics Committee, Jeremy Hager, Chair; Admiralty Committee, John Woods, Chair

 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)