Inaugural Meeting of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy



Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – 6-8pm, Cornell Club, New York City.

Moderator & Host: Rick Geddes, Associate Professor, Cornell University and Director Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, author of The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in US Transportation Infrastructure


John Foote, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell and co-founder of Transcore speaking on “Improving US Transportation Policy”

Germà Bel, Professor at University of Barcelona and author of The Economics and Politics of High-Speed Rail: Lessons from Experiences Abroad speaking on “Lessons from Europe for US High Speed Rail Policy”

Mark Joseph, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Transportation, Inc. speaking on “New Models in Public Transportation”

Full Bios

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) will develop public policies to improve the delivery, maintenance and operation of infrastructure in the United States through teaching, research, and outreach. CPIP will coordinate scholars across multiple disciplines who share an interest in public policies related to infrastructure, and will develop and disseminate research relevant to those policies. CPIP will collaborate with partners in both the profit and non-profit sectors to assist in achieving those goals.

Program details:

When: Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6PM to 8PM

Where: The Cornell Club – New York, 6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017

6PM: Doors open, Reception begins

6:30: Introductory Remarks

6:40: Description of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

7:00: Remarks by Panelists

7:45: Q&A with Audience

8:00: Panel Conversation Ends

8:30: Optional Networking Continues

9:00: Event concludes

Cost $25 per person*

*This event is generously being subsidized by the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, the College of Human Ecology and Cornell Wall Street.

Suggested Audience:

This event includes a broad-ranging panel discussion on a very relevant and timely conversation that will appeal to all Cornellians interested in this topic. Of course, all are welcome to attend. The panelists represent an array of experience and backgrounds and it is sure to be a thought-provoking presentation.

However, if you were wondering more specifically about the potential audience – those who are in both the public and private sectors and share an interest in infrastructure funding, financing, and policy will probably benefit the most. It will also be of value to those on both the buy and the sell sides of infrastructure finance, including those interested in public-private partnerships, municipal bond financing, and innovative management contracts. Finally, it will also be of interest to those in the public sector who would like to learn more about current policy issues affecting infrastructure.

Public Transportation

The Cornell Club of New York is 2 blocks from Grand Central Station. Grand Central is easily accessible via Metro North Railroad, and subway lines 4, 5, 6, 7, and S.  Once you arrive at Grand Central, exit on the Vanderbilt Avenue side and walk up E. 44th for 2 blocks. The club will be on your left. Parking  Central parking is at 38 West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues for $25.00 with Cornell Club validation. Valet parking is available for $40 for up to 24 hours.


Central parking is at 38 West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues for $25.00 with Cornell Club validation. Valet parking is available for $40 for up to 24 hours.

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