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Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change

Global transportation infrastructure today is confronted with significant vulnerabilities, including the escalating threats of our changing climate. This series brings together distinguished experts to discuss challenges, opportunities, and fresh approaches related to these pressing issues.

Speaker Series Schedule

All lectures are from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m., Eastern Time, (unless otherwise noted) at 55 Broadway - Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Director of Transportation and Adaptation Programs
Center for Clean Air Policy

Event News:
Steve Winkelman on Transportation System Resilience: “Can We Get There from Here?”

Event PPT Presentation:
Can We Get There from Here?

Special introduction for the series kick-off by:

Gregory D. Winfree
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation


Tuesday, November 18, 2013

Dr. Klaus H. Jacob
Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Professor
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Event News:
How Are Agencies Making the Transportation System More Resilient?

Event PPT Presentation:
Pre-Sandy Modeling of Storm Surge Impact on the NYC Metro Region's Transportation Infrastructure, Validation by Sandy, and Post Sandy Resilience Issues


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Susanne E. DesRoches, LEED AP BD+C
Assistant Chief, Resilience and Sustainability
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Event News:
How Are Agencies Making the Transportation System More Resilient?

Event PPT Presentation:
Super Storm Sandy


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gregg Fleming
Director, Center for Environmental and Energy Systems
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe

Event News:
Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions: Is It Enough?

Event PPT Presentation:
U.S. Initiatives to Reduce Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dr. Kerry Emanuel
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

William Lyons
Principal Technical Advisor in Transportation Planning
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vinn White
Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Transportation

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dr. Jerry Melillo
Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
The views of the presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. DOT.
Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014