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Symposium to Explore Sustainable Infrastructure

Symposium to Explore Sustainable Infrastructure

Denver — The Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure-3 (SSI-3) will take place on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019. Hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Public Works Association (APWA), the American Planning Association (APA), the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the University of Colorado-Denver Center for Sustainable Urbanism, this two-day event will bring construction and design professionals, students, academics and government officials together to discuss how to engineer a more sustainable Rocky Mountain region.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “The City We have, The City We Want.” The sessions aim to understand existing paradigms in cities and plan to finish with discussions on a path forward for engineering and planning to achieve desired cities. Panel topics include Origins and Implications of Our Current Infrastructure Paradigm, Our Current Paradigm and Reasons to Consider Change, Future of Infrastructure and Service Deliver and the Path to a Smart City and the City We Want.

Guest speakers include:

  • Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Lea Treat, Managing Director, Nelson/Nygaard
  • Laurie Hodges, Director, Larimer County Office of Emergency Management
  • Max Kirschbaum, Director, City of Westminster Department of Public Works and Utilities
  • Josh Radoff, Senior Vice President, WSP
  • Jake Rishavy, Vice President of Innovation, Colorado Smart Cities
  • Mark Reiner, CEO WISRD
  • Jacob Smith, Executive Director, Colorado Communities for Climate Action

Additional speakers are listed on the SSI-3 website at https://www.sustainabilitysymposium.org/speakers.

View the symposium’s full schedule at https://www.sustainabilitysymposium.org.