Lyceum Society: Infrastructure Planning: More than Science and Technology
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Presented by the Lyceum Society
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 am; Lecture & Discussion: 1pm to 3 pm.
Speaker: Al Goodman, PhD, PE
Infrastructure Planning: More Than Science and Technology
Infrastructure Planning: How do we decide whether and where to build our bridges, subways, water systems, power plants, parks, highways? What exactly is an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment? A cost over-run?
This talk gives a short history of the changes in our approaches over the past 75 years, covering the span of the planning process from the germ of an idea to the implementation of the project. Planning documents are produced, such as Feasibility Reports and Environmental Impact Statements.