Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Planning and Resilience Panel at TRB in DC

I have been busy preparing my panel presentation, entitled, Building Resilience into Fragile Transportation Networks in an Era of Increasing Disasters. This presentation will be given next week in Washington DC as part of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington DC, at which upwards of 10,000 transportation researchers and practitioners from around the globe are expected to attend. Let's hope that the weather cooperates so folks can make it!

My presentation is part of the Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Planning and Resilience panel.

Joining me on this panel are: Jeffrey L. Western, of Western Management and Consulting, LLC, who will provide an update on TRB activities, Rae Zimmerman of NYU, who will be speaking on Infrastructure Critical Link and Cutting Edge for Disaster Recovery and Mitigation, Herby Lissade of the California Department of Transportation, who will present, Learning from the Haiti Reconstruction Efforts, and Sujith Kollamthodi, of the AEA Group in the United Kingdom who will speak on the U.K. Perspective. Pamela Murray-Tuite of Virginia Tech will be presiding at the panel.

There will be time for questions (and answers) and I am sure that the discussions will be timely and fascinating!

Please join us, if you can.

UMass Amherst has an article on this panel in this week's In the Loop.