The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure:
Building Resilience in a Changing World

January 23 – 25, 2018

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the Washington, DC National Airport

The 2018 NCSE National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure will explore how systems thinking and a sustainability framework can serve society through investment in natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure. We will engage people from multiple perspectives, sectors, and disciplines in a rich conversation that will expand personal perspectives, change the way we operate in our professional lives, and influence the policy and scholarly agenda moving forward.

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Topics and Themes

Sustainable Infrastructure refers to:

  • Natural Infrastructure provides ecological services such as clean air, water, biodiversity, food, and fiber
  • Built Infrastructure enables transportation, housing, energy and communications services
  • Cyberinfrastructure supports the data, technology, and transmission to technological advancements and provides technical capacity
  • Social Infrastructure enables education, research, and other human services

Topics include:

  • Emerging megatrends and their consequences
  • Integration of natural and built environments
  • Convergence between humans and technology
  • Ecological design
  • Ecosystem services
  • Life cycle resilience
  • Food, energy and water systems
  • Resilient urban systems
  • Connections between urban, suburban, and rural areas
  • Decarbonizing infrastructure investments
  • Mobility and transportation systems of today and tomorrow
  • Infrastructure, sustainability, and security
  • Smart systems and evidence-based decision making
  • Financing infrastructure through public and private investments
  • Interdisciplinary education about infrastructure
  • Governance, collaboration and citizen engagement at local, state, federal, and international levels
  • Modeling and measuring sustainable infrastructure
  • Equity as a core aspect of sustainable infrastructure
  • Consequences of innovation and technological transformation, and continuous and instantaneous sharing of information

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