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Monday, May 8

10:45am EDT

How to Get Major Infrastructure Projects Done—An Audience Roundtable Exploring Major Challenges and Best Practices
Join a critical conversation at this year’s Waterfront Conference where we explore the major opportunities, challenges, and barriers to infrastructure projects. Questions to cover include: What do operators and owners need to ensure a project is built on time and on budget? What does government need and how do consultants help? What are the systemic barriers to implementation? How do we ensure equity in project design and funding are a part of every project? What lessons did we learn from Hurricane Sandy when there was a last major influx of funding? Starting with short presentations by leading voices on these issues, the session continues with the audience joining roundtable discussions covering a set of the above questions. Participants will share their expertise and learn from peers on these critical questions. Report-outs from the tables and responses from the panelists conclude the hour.

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Damian Bednarz

Managing Director, Attentive Energy
Damian Bednarz leads the Attentive Energy team and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and resources of Attentive Energy to implement its business and project development strategies across multiple markets. Damian also serves as Attentive Energy’s primary external... Read More →
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Jonathan Bowles

Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
Jonathan Bowles is executive director of the Center for an Urban Future, a leading NYC-based think tank that focuses on expanding economic opportunity in New York City. During his 21 years at the organization, he has been the architect of the Center’s policy agenda and is responsible... Read More →
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Brian Matthews

Senior Advisor, Brown & Weinraub
Brian Matthews is pleased to bring his vast experience in government, and as a member of an advisory firm working with companies who are leading the way to a more sustainable future, to the Waterfront Alliance’s annual Waterfront Conference. An expert in government procurement and... Read More →
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Peggy Shepard

Co-Founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Peggy Shepard is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and has a long history of organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning and campaigns to address environmental protection and environmental health policy locally... Read More →
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David Tweedy

SVP Program Management and Business Development, BRAVO Inc.
David Tweedy joined BRAVO Group in 2019 after a 40-year career working on large-scale infrastructure projects, in both the public and private sectors. His public sector work has included executive positions at NYC Transit, N.Y.’s Dept of Environmental Protection and the Port Authority... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 10:45am - 11:55am EDT
Events Hall (2nd Floor)
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