ZPH Workshop: Towards Establishing “The Business Case for Planning Sustainable Infrastructure”: Insights from Infrastructure Cases (April 17-18)

April 17-18, 2019.

At the Zofnass Program at Harvard, ongoing research on “the Business Case for Planning Sustainable infrastructure” indicates that sustainability pays off. Sustainability contributes to savings and to avoiding costs and reducing the risks. The April 2019 Zofnass Workshop is dedicated to discussing insights through case studies, where sustainability is a central part of the project’s strategy.

The April ZPH Workshop will serve as a platform to further understand trends, fundamental partnerships, innovative schemes, and the value that sustainable projects bring for people, profitability and the environment. Panelists and attendees will further explore how sustainable infrastructure contributes to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Paris accord.

The panels are structured according to either (1) case studies, which we have already studied or (2) projects that have the potential to develop into case studies to fill gaps in our research spectrum. The panels focus on sustainable project portfolio management, sustainability-linked financing, sustainability in developing countries, zero emissions vehicles, autonomous vehicles improving efficiencies, solar hybrid microgrids in emergency power operations, natural capital approach to water infrastructure, digital models improving project delivery and asset performance, among others. The ZPH Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board members, key partners in case study development, will have an active role in the presentation and moderation of the panels.


Arup, Bentley Systems, Cadmus Group, EFCG, Golder Associates, Harvard Business School, HNTB, Inter-American Development Bank, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, Jacksonville Transit Authority, Kiewit Infrastructure Group, Louis Berger, Parsons, Shimizu Corporation, Sound Transit, Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board, United Nations, University of Geneva, WestGen, World Bank, World Wildlife Fund, Wren House Infrastructure Management, WSP, Zofnass Program Harvard University

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Detailed program of the workshop below and at download link.

Apr 6 2019 Zofnass Program

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