Join in this global metropolitan forum honoring the legacy of George Bugliarello.

October 26, 2012
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pfizer Auditorium, Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology
NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, New York

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The symposium, Livable Cities of the Future, will bring together an interdisciplinary group of engineers, civic leaders, educators and futurists in a unique forum that will offer an open discussion of how George Bugliarello’s vision manifests itself in innovative urban planning for the cities of tomorrow. Discussions will examine the critical role engineers play in the social and economic development of cities and their ever-increasing importance in the area of policymaking.

The symposium is intended to:
  • cultivate ideas for best practices and innovative strategies for sustainable urban development.
  • facilitate the evolution of New York City into a real-life laboratory for urban innovation.
The symposium will specifically address:
  • experiences of private and public service operators, infrastructure agencies, elected officials, the academic community and other stakeholders in the critical urban sectors.
  • sectors critical to resilient and sustainable cities including energy, water, infrastructure, transportation, telecommunications, and environment.
Who should attend?

Engineers, academics, practitioners in public and private agencies, urban planners, designers, developers, policymakers, researchers.

Confirmed speakers include, in order of presentation:

Jerry M. Hultin
the School of Engineering President, Symposium Chair

Robert K. Steel
New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

Ruth David
President & CEO, Analytic Services, Inc.

Richard S. Thorsen
the School of Engineering Vice President Emeritus

Patrick Foye
CEO, Port Authority of New York/New Jersey

Andrew Herrmann
President, American Society of Civil Engineers

Craig Ivey
President of Con Edison Company of New York

Daniel Peter Loucks
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

David Miller
Former Mayor of Toronto and the School of Engineering Future of Cities Global Fellow

Joan McDonald
Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation

Ruthie D. Lyle
IBM SmartCloud for Social Business

Upmanu Lall
Director, Columbia Water Center, Columbia University Earth Institute

Carter Strickland
Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Steven Koonin
Director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)

Gerard M. Mooney
Vice President, IBM Global Smarter Cities

Thomas D. O'Rourke
Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University

Theodore Rappaport
David Lee/Ernst Weber Chair and Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, the School of Engineering

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