May 30, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 30, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- The 7th Annual Land Policy Conference, Infrastructure and Land Policies, will be held June 3-5, 2012 at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge.
Nearly 90 leading researchers and practitioners will explore topics including the role of infrastructure in developing urban land, the privatization of infrastructure, sustainability and infrastructure, the impact of 'mega-events' such as the Olympics, involuntary resettlement policies, and impacts from the growing use of mobile phones in developing countries.
The papers presented at the conference will be compiled in a single published volume and also made available online. The most recent conference volume, Value Capture and Land Policies, was published this month and was based on the Land Policy Conference in May 2011.
Fred Salvucci, the former Massachusetts transportation secretary and chief architect of Boston's $15.6 billion Big Dig, will be the speaker at the opening dinner Sunday, June 3, discussing lessons from that megaproject. After welcoming remarks by Lincoln Institute president Gregory K. Ingram Monday, June 4, Katherine Sierra, fellow at the Brookings Institution, will deliver the keynote address on sustainable infrastructure for urban growth.
Infrastructure has changed with advances in technology, and climate change concerns are increasing the movement towards sustainable, green infrastructure development. Urban areas in particular face growing populations along with increasing energy needs, congestion, and pollution-creating complexities for service delivery. These challenges are being compounded by looming shortages of water and available energy relative to current and projected usage in many areas. Sierra will draw on experiences from developed and developing countries to explore the implications of urban growth and climate change on future sustainable infrastructure development.
The topics and presenters, in order of appearance, include:
The complete agenda can be viewed here.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.
Contact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116
SOURCE Lincoln Institute of Land Policy