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Experts to speak about growth of NYC and implications for transportation policy and infrastructure

Discussion will center on the efficient maximization of transportation infrastructure for the forecasted boom in the population density of New York City

New York Academy of Sciences

New York City's metropolitan region faces the prospect of significant growth in population and employment over the next two decades, given current forecasts. Although important to the region's economic vitality, if realized, this growth will present real mobility challenges, given current levels of transportation congestion throughout the region.

On June 7, 2011 The New York Academy of Sciences will present "Smart Growth around Transportation Hubs", a meeting on how the City can make efficient use of current and future infrastructure with the expectation of generating environmental and social benefits. Join panelists George Bogacz of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and Peter Fleischer of Empire State Future, each with an in-depth knowledge of the 2010 Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act and a familiarity with the complexities of the decisions that need to be made. David King of Columbia University's Graduate School for Architecture Planning and Preservation will moderate.

WHAT: A Public Discussion: "Smart Growth around Transportation Hubs"

TOPICS & SPEAKERS:

"A Shared Vision for a Shared Future in the New York Metropolitan Region," presented by George Bogacz, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

"Smart Growth across New York: Development, Infrastructure, Public Health and Land Use Policy," presented by Peter Fleischer , Empire State Future

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Networking reception to follow

WHERE:
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor, NYC

This event is presented by NYAS's Greening Transportation & Infrastructure Discussion Group.

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The Greening Transportation & Infrastructure Discussion Group seeks to regularly convene researchers and stakeholders--including engineers, planners, and policy-makers--in the area of transportation and infrastructure planning. Symposia will be held to explore how to apply recent developments in technology to solve pressing transportation and urban planning issues with the aim to reduce the environmental impact and adverse human health effects of the transportation sector.

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With 25,000 members in 140 countries, NYAS is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. NYAS' core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Visit us online at www.nyas.org.

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