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Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change: “Can We Get There from Here? Transportation and Climate Adaptation: Prospects for the Future"

10/08/2013, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
First Speaker:
Director of Transportation and Adaptation Programs
Center for Clean Air Policy
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
OST-R Office: 
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Join Steve Winkelman, director of the Transportation and Adaptation Programs at the Center for Clean Air Policy, who will share examples of successes and challenges on transportation and climate resilience, including sharing policy and capacity-building recommendations from a practitioner workshop he facilitated for NOAA.  

He will also share insights on what it takes to actually get to implementation, including engaging the private sector, and making the economic and political case for resilience measures, and "mainstreaming" adaptation into existing plans and investment portfolios.

Gregory D. Winfree, Acting Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, will introduce our first speaker in Volpe's newest speaker series.

Steve Winkelman has 20 years of experience in the transportation, energy and environmental fields, assisting government officials around the world with policy design, implementation and evaluation of low-emissions development strategies. His research and writing focus on the intersections of infrastructure, transportation and land use planning, climate policy and economics. He facilitates stakeholder dialogues to diagnosis problems and craft effective solutions. For Winkelman’s full bio, click here.  

Volpe’s newest speaker series, “Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change,” features thought leaders and Volpe experts in one-of-a-kind dialogs. The transportation community is invited to join the conversation. For further information, please contact Ellen Bell, director of strategic initiatives for research and innovation.