Program to Look at Future of America's Infrastructure

Nov. 6, 2013
This article was originally published on the website of OSU's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
 
Written by Kurt Knebusch
 
November 4, 2013
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The present and future of America’s infrastructure are the focus of a public luncheon co-hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) and the Columbus Metropolitan Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St.
 
William Murdock, executive director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, will moderate a panel discussion titled “Infrastructure in Decline, So Goes the Nation?” featuring Brian Pallasch, managing director of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Greg Murphy, assistant director and chief of staff with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
 
“All 16 categories of infrastructure are failing us, including dams, roads, bridges, airports and drinking water, and innovation, sustainability and ‘green infrastructure’ all need to be considered as we find solutions to the threats to our economy, people and environment due to these failures,” said David Hanselmann, the network’s coordinator and a lecturer in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.
 
The school is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
 
Registration is $40 for members of the public and $30 for members of EPN (free membership signup is available at http://epn.osu.edu/getting-started; EPN members should use the code “EPN” when registering for the luncheon). Various lower rates and table rates are available to members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
 
Complete details and online registration and payment are available at http://columbusmetroclub.org.
 
The event flier may be downloaded at http://go.osu.edu/EPN1120 (pdf).
 
For more information, contact Hanselmann, hanselmann.3@osu.edu, 614-247-1908.
 
Membership in EPN is open to anyone who works in an environmental field.