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  • Facing the Elements: Transportation System Resilience in an Era of Extreme Weather and Climate Change

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Greening Transportation and Infrastructure Discussion Group

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


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


    Thomas Abdallah, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit

    Adam Freed, Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York

    Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina State University, NOAA National Climate Data Center

    Angela Licata, Bureau of Environmental Planning & Analysis, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

    Andy Wiley-Schwartz, Division of Planning & Sustainability - Public Spaces, New York City Department of Transportation

    Networking reception to follow.