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18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment — January 23-25, 2018 — Arlington, VA

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18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment   —   January 23-25, 2018   —   Arlington, VA

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

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 READ MORE

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