It’s Smart to be Resilient and Sustainable

Friday, February 12th

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

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This panel examines how cities, as they become smarter and more integrated, shouldn’t compromise on resiliency or sustainability, but recognize how they complement one another, as the changes they make will have fundamental lasting benefits. Upgrades to infrastructure in an aim to reduce GHG emissions, increase building efficiency, and increase resilience against extreme climate events will be reviewed. Challenges to identify vulnerable populations and provide equitable access to sustainable, resilient infrastructure will also be discussed.

Moderator:  Dr. Tricia Youngbull, Lead Energy Technologies Engineer/Scientist, MITRE 

Panelists (click on names for bios):

Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO, Bloc Power

Dr. Juan Fung, Economist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. Eric O’Rear, Lead Economist, MITRE 

Dr. Frederick PaigeAssistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department; Assistant Director, Virginia Center for Housing Research, Virginia Tech