MPC Roundtable—Tough Stuff: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing World

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 @ 12:00pm

Event Info

Admission

$30 for general public, $15 for MPC donors

Venue

Metropolitan Planning Council Conference Center

140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400

Chicago, 

IL 

60603

Presenter

Metropolitan Planning Council
312-922-5616

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Shifting climate patterns around the world have led to unpredictable and severe weather events, exemplified by record-breaking temperatures and havoc-wreaking storms, such as Superstorm Sandy. The greater Chicago region has experienced its share of variable weather, including drought condi­tions for most of 2012, drastically reduced water levels in Lake Michigan and, most recently, a winter with unmatched high temperatures and no snow for a record-setting 335 days.

Climate uncertainty not only affects our day-to-day activities, but also our region’s underpinnings – the physical and social infrastructure we rely upon to provide us with electricity, clean water, security, and transportation. At this roundtable, MPC will jump start an overdue regional discussion about how companies, communities and public agencies are working together to create, monitor and continually adapt systems to anticipate and respond to our changing world.
 
Panelists:
J. Tyler Anthony, Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations, ComEd Stephen Konya, Chief of Staff, Ill. Dept. of Public Health Sybil Derrible, Assistant Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois—Chicago
 
Registration is $30, or $15 for current MPC donors. Lunch is included; you may request vegetarian, vegan or gluten free when you register.
 
This event is sponsored by ComEd.
 
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