The Summit on Infrastructure and Transportation

December 8, 2016
Washington, DC

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Roads and bridges are the arteries that keep our economy moving. But years of neglect have left the nation’s infrastructure and transportation systems in a state of disrepair. As federal dollars are on the way to help, the electric grid and municipal water systems have joined the list of critical infrastructure needing improvements nationwide.

There is bipartisan agreement that more needs to be invested to upgrade our infrastructure, but how can cities and states fix what’s broken today and prepare for the transportation system of tomorrow?

The Atlantic gathered policymakers, experts and innovators to lay out the issues and the way forward to bring America’s infrastructure and transportation systems into the 21st century.

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  • Thursday, December 08
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:05 a.m.America’s Failing Infrastructure GradeEd Rendell, Co-Chair, Building America’s Future; former Governor (D-PA)
    With Sommer Mathis, Editor,
  • 9:40 a.m.Rethinking Infrastructure for a Changing ClimateBrendan Shane, Regional Director, North America, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
    Christine Morris, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Norfolk, Virginia
    With Joie Chen, Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
  • 10:05 a.m.Keeping Virginia’s Economy On TrackGovernor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)
    With  Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 10:30 a.m.Connecting the DMVMayor Muriel Bowser (D-DC)
    With Joie Chen, AtlanticLIVE
  • 10:50 a.m.What Higher Education Can Do To HelpJanet Napolitano, President, University of California; former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; former Governor (D-AZ)
    With  Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 11:15 a.m.Building the City of the FutureGabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi
    Niki Christoff, Head of Federal Affairs, Uber
    With Sommer Mathis,
  • 11:45 a.m.The Next Infrastructure AgendaRichard Geddes, Visiting Scholar; Professor and Director, AEI, Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
    Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
    With Joie Chen, AtlanticLIVE
  • 12:05 p.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE


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