Climate Adaptation and the Commonwealth’s Transportation Infrastructure:
Informing Current Practice/Planning for the Future

Wednesday, May 16, 2018; 8 AM – 11:50 AM
Nye ABC Conference Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building
15 Eliot Street, Harvard Kennedy School

Please join the Rappaport Institute as it presents a conference on the role that climate adaptation will play in the planning for our future transportation infrastructure. We will hear from a panel of experts on the topic who will share approaches from other regions then learn more about how resiliency in the face of extreme weather will challenge our region and how planners will respond.

This is an event for transportation advocates and climate adaptation practitioners, as well as anyone involved in infrastructure planning, design and delivery.

Rappaport is pleased to welcome our presenters to this event and we hope you will be able to join us.

Guests include:

Peter Adams, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (invited)

Chris Busch, Sr. Waterfront Planner III, Department of Climate Change & Environmental Planning, Boston Planning and Development Authority

Julia Gold, RIDOT Chief of Sustainability, Autonomous Vehicles, and Innovation

Steve Kadish, Chair, Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation

Rawlings Miller, Infrastructure Resilience/Senior Scientist, Technical Center for Policy, Planning & Environment, Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation

Steven J. Miller, Supervisor, Environmental Management and Sustainability

Samantha Silverberg, Senior Director, Capital Planning, MBTA

Jennifer Sullivan, Assistant Secretary for Capital Finance, Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monica Tibbetts-Nutt, Executive Director, 128 Business Council; Director, MassDOT Board of Directors; Director, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

Steve Poftak, Executive Director, Rappaport Institute; Director, MassDOT Board of Directors; Vice Chair, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

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