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Is There a Future for Infrastructure Mega-Projects?

The infrastructure industry continually evolves to meet new trends and imperatives – like new technology and greater sustainability, resilience and social impact – while also managing project risk. In recent years there has been a rise of multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, also known as mega-projects. As we look towards a period of post-pandemic recovery, it’s timely to ask whether there is sufficient payoff for the increased risk and uncertainty associated with complex, large-scale projects.

The Global Infrastructure Hub and the Columbia University School of Professional Studies invite you to join us for a panel discussion of infrastructure exploring the future of large-scale urban infrastructure projects.

The discussion will center on the challenges of mega-projects and how government and industry have been responding, including:

  • the evolution of mega-infrastructure projects;
  • the maturity of project delivery methods;
  • the role of resiliency and sustainability; and
  • case studies where government and industry have adapted to deliver the increasing size of public works infrastructure projects.


Henri Blas, CCO, Global Infrastructure Hub

Francisco X. Pineda, Faculty and Academic Program Director, Columbia University


Eve Michel, Senior Vice President of Development and Chief Architect, MTA Capital Construction

Patrick Askew, Executive Vice President, McKissack & McKissack; Deputy Director, New JFK Terminal One Project

Antonio Roig, Global BD Director, Acciona

Daniel Loschacoff, North America Head of Commercial Advisory, Steer


John Parkinson, Faculty, Columbia University, School of Professional Studies


For questions, please contact Michele Trizzino at mt3163 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu

For additional information about program offerings at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Additional Speakers

Eve Michel

Patrick Askew

Henri Blas

Antonio Roig

Daniel Loschacoff

John Parkinson

Francisco X. Pineda