Re-envisioning Urban Infrastructure, scheduled for August 5th and 6th at Boston University, will bring together academics, city officials, policymakers and other experts from Boston and beyond. The goal of the two-day conference is to build city-to-city learning networks to develop the new science, data, and methods needed to inform integrated urban sustainability, and turn parallel crises in housing, transport, and climate change into common ground.

View a downloadable agenda or interactive agenda for the conference.

Keynote Speakers:
Monday, August 5, 2019: Michael Capuano | Former U.S. Representative in Congress
Tuesday, August 6, 2019: Gina McCarthy | Former EPA Administrator and Director of C-CHANGE at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

This conference has been archived. Please visit the links below to access final conference report & video recordings of each day. 

Final Conference Report

Recording of August 5, 2019
Recording of August 6, 2019

Public Event:

Vanguards in Urban Planning: Transforming Vancouver, Toronto, & Minneapolis
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Vancouver, Toronto and Minneapolis are flourishing. Through innovative housing, green space and transportation policies, plus shifts to renewable energy, these communities offer roadmaps for sustainable urban growth. This free community event brings together three renowned chief city planners who are transforming their cities, tackling where and how people live and how they get around. Together, they’ll offer lessons for our own region, revealing ready solutions to our shared challenges. The discussion will be moderated by Barbara Moran, Senior Producing Editor, WBUR.

Jennifer Keesmaat, Former Chief Planner, City of Toronto
Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Heather Worthington, Director of Long-Range Planning, City of Minneapolis