What SSI-3 Is All About
Over two days in April, 2019, the Colorado Chapters of the American Society for Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, the American Planning Association, and University of Colorado Denver, convened the third Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure (SSI-3). For this year's event, we wanted to focus on visionary thinking. With the title “The Cities We Have, The Cities We Want,” the program consisted of a series of sessions that address how cities have evolved through the work of engineers and planners. We began the symposium by understanding existing paradigms in the cities we have and finished with a discussion on a path forward for engineering and planning to achieve the cities we want. We had a tremendous lineup of speakers who presented these topics in an “ignite” and panel format (see presentations below). We also had two engaging and visionary keynotes delivered by Ron Sims, former HUD Deputy Secretary, and Leah Treat, Managing Director at Nelson/Nygaard.
Sessions & Keynotes
Achieving a Common Goal of Exploring ‘The City We Have, The City We Want’
- Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of HUD & King County Executive
How do we move from Business-as-Usual to get to the City We Want?
-Leah Treat, Managing Director Nelson/Nygaard
The Origins and Implications of Our Current Infrastructure Paradigm
Our Current Paradigm and Reasons to Consider Change
What is the Current State of Integrating Resilience in Cities?
Jeni Cross, Director of the Research Institute for the Built Environment, CSU
Lori Hodges, Director of Emergency Management, Larimer County, CO
Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Resilience Planning
Sam Markolf, Research Fellow, Arizona State University
Paolo Gardoni, Professor, Illinois University
What is the Future of Infrastructure and Service Delivery?
Centralized vs. Decentralized Approach to Infrastructure
Sarah Young, Planning Services Manager, Aurora Water
Josh Radoff, Senior Vice President, WSP
Repurposing the Current Built Environment for the Future
Cameron Brooks, Vice President Opus One Solutions
Gabriella Arismendi, City and County of Denver
What is the Path to a Smart City and the City We Want?
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