Panel: Transportation and Regional Economies

September 24, 2012   6:30 pm   
Columbia University - Avery Hall - Wood Auditorium
116th St. & Amsterdam Av.
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Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

What are the challenges facing transportation investment today? Historically, investment in new technologies has supported increased speed, mobility, lower costs for industries and individuals, and the growth of cities such as Chicago and New York. In this panel, leading transportation experts consider the Buffalo-New York City rail corridor to discuss the high costs of investment, the complex networks of aging transport systems, environmental concerns about the future of the planet, and the new role of cities as the drivers of economies.

  • David King, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
  • Juliet Michaelson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Regional Planning Association
  • Ernest Tollerson, Director, Environmental Sustainability and Compliance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Robert Paaswell, Director Emeritus, University Transportation Research Center, CCNY
  • Christian Wolmar, The Great Railway Revolution