Rebuilding NYC: Sustainable fixes for crumbling city infrastructure

WHAT:          Engineers, NYC government leaders, infrastructure investors and Cornell University sustainability experts to address ways to rebuild crumbling urban infrastructure systems at day-long collaborative event

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:        26 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York

MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or

PROGRAM DETAILS: To see a full program list and schedule, go to


NEW YORK – The most basic and critical parts of our urban infrastructure systems are falling apart. Climate change, more extreme weather events, and dramatically changing industrial bases and demographics are forcing us to rebuild the built environments of existing settlement systems.

This has sparked state and city governments to create commissions to consider alternative response strategies. Federally sponsored university-based programs are studying new technologies and institutional arrangements that will be an effective response.

Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) will host a one-day workshop focusing on specific programmatic needs, how to fix infrastructure issues, and find the best collaborative opportunities for green developers, government agents, policy makers and university partners to rebuild and restructure the structured environment.

Program topics include:

  • Potential and actual best-practice engineering responses to threats of climate change
  • Large-scale developments that meet concerns of social equity & environmental integrity
  • Current and pending government infrastructure policies
  • Financing infrastructural investments
  • Identifying a research agenda and collaborative opportunities



For more information:
Daryl Lovell
office: 607-254-4799
cell: 607-592-3925



Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.