PAST EVENT

Aug 29, 2013

Agenda

Thursday Aug 29

Time Session
8:30 - 9:00AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30AM

Welcome Remarks & Introductions


Introduction By:
9:30 - 9:45AM

The Future of FutureStructure

FutureStructure is a new framework for thinking through and solving the challenges faced in building economically and socially robust communities. The aim of FutureStructure is... more


Introduction By:
Speakers:
9:45 - 10:15AM

Cities as Systems

A new approach is needed for 21st century city and community building. This session will give examples and describe the many challenges and opportunities associated... more


Introduction By:
  • Marina Leight - Associate Publisher for Infrastructure, GOVERNING

Speakers:
  • Jim Waring - Executive Chairman, CleanTECH San Diego

Download Session Assets

10:15 - 10:45AM

Cities as Systems - Moderated panel & participant discussion


Moderated by:
Panelists:
10:45 - 11:00AM

Break

11:00 - 11:20AM

Smart, Connected and Integrated Infrastructure

America's 21st century infrastructure renewal will cost billions of dollars, involve government leaders at all jurisdictional levels and engage the best minds of our planning,... more


Moderated by:
  • Marina Leight - Associate Publisher for Infrastructure, GOVERNING

Speakers:
  • Roger Duncan - Research Associate, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Texas, Austin
11:20 - 11:50PM

Smart Infrastructure - Moderated panel & participant discussion


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Erin M. O'Connell-Diaz - Commissioner Emeritus, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Roger Duncan - Research Associate, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Texas, Austin
  • Tom Shircliff - Chairman, Envision Charlotte, North Carolina
11:50 - 12:00PM

Partnering for Prosperity


Introduction By:
Speakers:
12:00 - 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00 - 1:45PM

FutureStructure and Energy

Energy is the foundation of our modern society. It drove the industrial revolution, energized the digital age and today powers our communities. Vital to the... more


Moderated by:
  • Bob Graves - Associate Director, Governing Institute

Panelists:
  • Brendan Shane - Chief, Office of Policy and Sustainability, District Department of the Environment (DDOE), District of Columbia
  • John F. Kelly - Executive Director, Galvin Electricity Initiative & the Perfect Power Institute(TM)
  • Honorable Melissa Hortman - Minnesota House of Representatives
1:45 - 2:30PM

FutureStructure and Water

Supply challenges coupled with an aging infrastructure and increasing costs of treating, delivering and disposing of water (wastewater systems) make smart systems attractive solutions. Challenges... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Hector Gonzalez - Government Affairs Manager, El Paso Water Utilities
  • Michael Mucha - Chief Engineer & Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Thomas Powers, P.E. - Commissioner, Chicago Department of Water Management, City of Chicago
2:30 - 2:45PM

Break

2:45 - 3:30PM

FutureStructure and Waste

In 2010, according to the US EPA, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and recycled and composted over 85 million tons of this... more


Moderated by:
  • Bob Graves - Associate Director, Governing Institute

Panelists:
  • David A. Costello - Deputy Secretary for Policy & Planning, Department of the Environment, State of Maryland
  • Roy Neehall, P.Eng. - General Manager, Waste RE-solutions Edmonton, City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Sal Moretti - Solid Waste Division Superintendent, Public Works Department, City of Bakersfield
3:30 - 4:00PM

FutureStructure and Jobs

New types of job skills will be needed to develop, build, deploy and operate connected systems in our communities. Creating jobs, renovating infrastructure and improving... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
4:00 - 4:30PM

Connected and Integrated - The Political Challenges

Developing integrated infrastructure requires an understanding of its key leverage points. People can generally agree on the work that needs to be done, but a... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
4:30 - 4:45PM

Closing Remarks

4:45 - 6:00PM

Reception

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