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Rigidly Defined Infrastructure for
Climate Uncertainty and Doubt

Mikhail Chester

  • Associate Professor, ASU's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Mikhail Chester is the director of ASU's Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, where he maintains a research program focused on preparing infrastructure and their institutions for the challenges of the coming century. His work spans climate adaptation, disruptive technologies, innovative financing, transitions to agility and flexibility, and modernization of infrastructure management.

In his work as co-leader of the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Chester argues that we need to fundamentally reassess what our systems need to be able to deliver in circumstances that are changing faster and faster.

In this talk, Chester will discuss the vulnerability of infrastructure to climate change and the challenges of designing systems for deep uncertainly.

Senior Sustainability Scientist Margaret Garcia will moderate the audience Q & A following the presentation.

Register via Zoom

Thursday, October 15, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.