Join us for ISI/ZPH Online Conference: Equitable & Sustainable Infrastructure. Delivering Merit & Climate Resilience. Nov.17-18

We cordially invite you to join our online fall conference Equitable and Sustainable Infrastructure. Delivering Merit and Climate Resilience on November 17-18, 2021. The conference is organized jointly by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard (ZPH):


The objective of the conference is to take a 360-view of what it means to design, build, and implement infrastructure systems that deliver merit, by deconstructing the term, as well as pointing to who defines and measures “merit”. Historically, infrastructure decisions have played a role in creating and amplifying the vulnerability of underserved populations, which is exacerbated with climate change. The mindset must now be shifted to correct historical injustices and use infrastructure to provide equitable services to all communities.

Please feel free to register for the sessions of your interest and to share this invite forward.

ISI/ZPH Present: 

Equitable & Sustainable Infrastructure. Delivering Merit & Climate Resilience 

More details on sessions and speakers at: ISI ZPH Conference Program

Conference Agenda (all times listed Eastern)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Day-1 Keynote
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Zoom registration link

Minelly De Coo, Director, Capital Project Management Office of the First Deputy Mayor of NYC Office of the Mayor

Session 1: Thinking from the Outside-In
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Zoom registration link Session 1
– 11:30 a.m.  / Panel 1: Evolving Public Policy and Funding
– 12:30 p.m.  / Panel 2: Local Examples of Implementing Polices and

Awards Ceremony and Moment of Recognition
1:45 p.m.– 2:45 p.m. Zoom registration link awards ceremony

Session 2: Engaging Stakeholders
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Zoom registration link Session 2
– 3:00 p.m. / Panel 1: Connecting Communities through Robust Stakeholder Engagement
– 4:00 p.m. / Panel 2: Results and Outcomes: Effective Stakeholder Engagement In Practice

Networking session

Interactive networking session using the Remo platform. Remo registration link

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Day-2 Keynote
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Zoom registration link

Catherine Flowers, author and internationally recognized environmental justice advocate for equal water and sanitation access.

Session 3: Serving the Underserved
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Zoom registration link Session 3
— 11:30 a.m.  / Panel 1: Who are the underserved and what is their infrastructure reality?
— 12:00 p.m. / Panel 2: How can infrastructure serve as connections to opportunities?
— 12:30 p.m. / Panel 3: How is the infrastructure community engaging with Envision to lift the underserved that are impacted by climate change?

Poster and Networking Session 

Interactive poster and networking session using the Remo platform. Learn more about the accepted submissions and meet the authors. Remo registration link

Session 4: Thinking from the Inside-Out
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Zoom registration link Session 4
– 3:00 p.m. / Panel 1: Designing for Merit
– 4:00 p.m. / Panel 2: Data, Technology, and Innovation that Deliver Merit
– 5:00 p.m. / Closing remarks


We look forward to having you join us at this year’s virtual conference!

Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure

Nov 15 2021 Zofnass Program

Perhaps the network unstable, please click refresh page.