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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.

Introduction:

Henri Blas, CCO, Global Infrastructure Hub

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

Panelists:

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

Moderator:

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