October 11, 2012

Growing Urban Infrastructure with a Shrinking Footprint

past event

Recap

This free webinar included Penn IUR Co-Director Genie Birch and a panel of experts discussing the infrastructure challenges of accommodating population growth and minimizing the impacts of  carbon emissions and other environmental issues.  Brought to you by the Security and Sustainability Forum, the webinar offered a broad picture of urban infrastructure issues applicable to both ends of the development spectrum.  From natural resource throughput implications to shifting thought to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation, the discussion covered a range of policy challenges.  

In addition to outlining the challenges, Growing Urban Infrastructure with a Shrinking Footprint showcased existing work in this field and present overarching research questions on the effects of climate change that are of particular concern to cities and urban infrastructure. 

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