Wednesday, December 15, 2021
The recently passed Infrastructure Bill includes $65 billion for power grid infrastructure to help utilities and communities increase resilience and reduce impacts from severe weather events such as hurricanes and fires. This session will focus on some enabling technologies that will enhance utility resilience in the near future and the challenges of upgrading a system that is over 100 years old.
The mobility of a populace is key to the prosperity of a city's economy and its people. This session will focus on how cities are moving forward in transportation as well as mobility infrastructure for adopters of new mobility options like EVs, ebikes, and scooters.
Urban design is increasingly shifting to focus on community design. That means prioritizing the community’s well-being above anything else and aligning urban planning and design around principles of equity and inclusion and the collective interest. Many cities like Sacramento and San Antonio are showing growth beyond urban development by taking active measures toward diversity and inclusivity.