U-M CEE hosts a webinar featuring Tim Sylvester, Founder & CEO of Integrated Roadways, discussing “Adopting Digital Infrastructure in a Digital Society: A Financially & Environmentally Sustainable Path to Integrating Intelligent Infrastructure,” and how it relates to Smart Infrastructure Finance. The session is on Thursday, April 13, from 3-4 p.m. EDT.
Society has become increasingly reliant on digital technology, but public infrastructure has not yet evolved to support and enable these social, commercial, and municipal needs. Industry migration to renewable energy and Big Data continues to alter the way we live and work, and growing demand for connected, electric, and autonomous vehicles will require more than ever-more-expensive vehicles traveling on poorly maintained, deteriorating traditional roadways. Our aging transportation infrastructure needs to be transformed and digitized to support public demands for existing technology and enable the evolution of those needs over future generations. Leveraging new approaches to digital infrastructure, data analytics, and modern financing reduces a daunting task into an approach that revolutionizes public infrastructure while incentivizing sustainable planning and implementation strategies.
A panel discussion will follow the lecture, featuring Rick Geddes, Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, and Tim Slusser, Chief of Mobility Innovation for the City of Detroit. Register to receive the link.