International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

New York, New York | October 26–28, 2017


Topics at ASCE’s International Conferences on Sustainable Infrastructure cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in the development of sustainable infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific, and educational discussions about sustainable infrastructure.

Structured to foster interactive discussion, the conference will feature a keynote by a New York based international luminary as well as over half a dozen case studies and workshops focusing on recent innovations and achievements from cities around the U.S. and the world.

Concurrent seminars will be organized in tracks including Education, Finance, Methodology, Policy and Technology. Tours will focus on well-known and less-publicized NYC projects, from the High Line to the Third Water Tunnel, the Fulton Center Oculus and the Second Avenue Subway Tunnel.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Learn from and network with industry leaders and sustainable infrastructure practitioners from around the world
  • Learn from successful case studies and examples of sustainable infrastructure
  • Understand industry trends and policies leading to sustainable development
  • Share latest advances in sustainable infrastructure planning, design, and construction
  • Learn about new tools and latest research to support sustainable infrastructure
  • Learn how to plan infrastructure for climate change and resiliency
  • Learn about innovative approaches to infrastructure project financing
  • Be a contributor to the comprehensive conversation on infrastructure sustainability and resiliency for an uncertain world


Feniosky Peña-Mora, Sc.D., FCIOB, NAC, M.ASCE, Commissioner, NYC DDC
Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, Design and Construction Excellence, New York City Department of Design and Construction
Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., Chair, University of Southern California
John Crittenden, P.E., M.ASCE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bill Wallace, ENV SP, F.ASCE, Wallace Futures Group, LLC
Doug J. Sereno, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, Port of Long Beach
Michel Khouday, Eng., M.Ing., PMP, Adm.A., M.B.A., SNC Lavalin, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering
Katherine Sierra, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute; Former VP Sustainable Development, The World Bank
Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT, CSI, ENV SP, LEED GA, A.M.ASCE, ASCE Committee on Younger Members


Stephen T. Ayres, CCM, Chair-Elect, CMAA
Rick Chandler, P.E., Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation
Lorraine Grillo, President/CEO, NYC School Construction Authority
Hank Hatch, P.E., Dawson Assoc., Former Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Michael Horodniceanu, Ph.D., President, MTA Capital Construction
Bryan N. Jones, PE, D.PE, D.CE, MPE, ENV-SP, HDR, Northeast Ports & Maritime Lead
Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, American Institute of Architects New York
Vincent Sapienza, P.E., Acting Comm., NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Ponisseril Somasundara, Ph.D., Columbia University
James Starace, P.E., Chief Engineer, PANY&NJ
Maria Torres-Springer, President, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
Vilas S. Mujumdar, D.P.A., P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, ASCE At-Large Director
Richard T. Anderson, FAICP FCIOB NAC HonAIANY, President Emeritus, New York Building Congress


Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., Chair, University of Southern California
Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, Arizona State University
David B. Ashley, Ph.D., Dist. M.ASCE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Glen T. Daigger, Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan, former CH2M Hill Chief Tech. Officer
Cliff I. Davidson, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Syracuse University
Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Georgia Tech
Christine Flaherty, CCM, Assoc. Comm., NYC Dept. of Design and Construction
Jack Fritz, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, M.ASCE, former World Bank, USAID
Theresa Harrison, P.E., M.ASCE, ENV SP, City of South Bend, Indiana
Dan Hoornweg, P.E., M.ASCE, Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech., formerly with the World Bank
Arpad Horvath, Ph.D., M.ASCE, UC Berkeley
Beatrice E. Hunt, P.E., Principal Hydraulic Engineer, AECOM
Chris Hendrickson, Ph.D., NAE, M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University
Bill Kelly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, ENV
John Lazzara, P.E., ENV SP Vice President, HDR
Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
Rosa Rijos, P.E., Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
Gina Bocra, Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC Department of Transportation
Ray Palmares, Deputy Director of Engineering at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Marie Jean-Louis, P.E., Assistant Commissioner for Facilities Planning and Engineering at the NYC Department of Sanitation
Josh DeFlorio, AICP, LEED AP, Chief, Resilience and Sustainability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Patrick Askew, Executive Vice President of the Capital Division of the NYC Economic Development Corporation
Encer Shaffer, Chief, Design Branch, US Army Corps of Engineers
Mikhail Chester, Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, & Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University
Thewodros K. Geremariam, Ph.D.,P.E.,D.WRE, PMP, QPSWPPP,QCIS, M.ASCE, Senior Civil Engineer, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Sponsorship Committee

Paul Zofnass, President EFCG, Chair
Peter Binney, Vice President Sustainable Infrastructure, Merrick & Company 
Paul Boulos, President & COO Innovyze, Inc.
Terry F. Neimeyer, CEO & Chairman of the Board KCI Technologies, Inc.

Local Organizing Committee ASCE NYC Met Section

Tim Ward, PE, M.ASCE, Associate, Director, Langan, Chair
Joseph Good, PE, M.ASCE, Project Manager, Langan         
Armen K. Boyajian, P.E., F.ASCE
Arthur, J. Alzamora, Jr., PE, Vice President, Langan 
Sam Singer, PE, Project Manager, Langan 
Anahid Andonian, P.E. HDR
Rob Ervolina, P.E. GEB Engineers 
Beatrice E. Hunt, P.E., Principal Hydraulic Engineer, AECOM 
Brendan Smith, WSP/PB 

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