Columbia | CBIPS: AEC Industry Experiences from COVID-19 Lecture by Cris Liban

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Columbia | CBIPS: AEC Industry Experiences from COVID-19 Lecture by Cris Liban

June 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Speaker:  

Dr. Cris Liban, P.E., ENV SP
Chief Sustainability Officer
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Topic: How Do We Properly Bounce Back?
Reflections on Climate Change Impacts, Infrastructure, and Equity

The year 2020 was to be the beginning of the decade of action. There was significant momentum in multiple sectors that was driving a sea change to: 1) reduce climate change impacts through investments of monetized benefits, 2) provide economic opportunities by connecting communities through billion-dollar infrastructure projects, and 3) increase community resiliency through new innovative programs focusing on equity. These all suddenly changed this past winter.

This lecture will focus on outlining the sustainability and resiliency vision of the second-largest transportation agency in the US in the 16th largest global economy to meet the complicated demands of a changed world.

Click here for the PPT and here for the video of the lecture.


 

Co-Moderator: 

Tom Smith, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE
Executive Director of the ASCE

 

 


 

Co-Moderator: 

Feniosky Peña-Mora, Sc.D., FCIOB, NAC
Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University