Ready for Anything

Future Proofing America's Infrastructure in a Changing World

Featuring Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Secretary Ray LaHood, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, and many more!

Resilience – broadly defined – is front of mind for many Americans and policymakers on both sides of the aisle. How do we prepare our infrastructure for the challenges at our doorstep and on the horizon? For the next pandemic? The next cyber-security attack? The next hurricane or inland flooding season? Or for the demographic, cultural, and working and learning trends that will shape our society? In order to ensure continuity of service and help our communities adapt in real-time to a changing world, our infrastructure must be resilient, flexible, and forward looking. This event will discuss those challenges and trends, and what good policy and investments are needed to ensure our infrastructure is ready for whatever the next 50 years throws at it.


  • Opening Remarks: Patrick Sabol, Co-Founder and COO, United for Infrastructure
  • On the front lines: A Mayor’s Playbook to Rebuild Better
    • Mayor Nan Whaley (D-Dayton, OH)
    • Mayor David Holt (R-Oklahoma City, OK)
    • Moderator: John Porcari, Senior Advisor, WSP USA and former Deputy U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  • Fireside Chat: Congress Rebuilding Better
    • Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
    • Moderator: Ray LaHood, Co-Chair, Building America’s Future and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  • Future World Vision 2050
    • Jerry Buckwalter, Chief Strategy and Operating Officer, American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Video Vignette Series – Infrastructure’s Role in Meeting tomorrow’s Challenges:
    • Western Louisiana: Preparing Roads for Future Storms and Floods: Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA6)
    • Phoenix, AZMayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix, AZ
    • Las Vegas, NV: Building an Equitable Infrastructure Workforce: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
    • Portland, ORCongressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR2), U.S. House of Representatives
    • New York, NY: Preparing Airports for a New Coast – Josh DeFlorio, Chief, Resilience & Sustainability, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    • Around America: Combatting COVID through Wastewater: Beverly Stinson, EVP for Water, AECOM
    • Around America: Bringing Back Transit: Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association
    • Hampton Roads, VA: Climate-Ready Water Utilities – Ted Henefin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sewerage District
    • Around America: Cyber-Securing America’s Water Utilities: Keeping the Tap Open: Cyber-Security and Water Utilities Demo – Siemens
    • Fort Smith, AR: Intelligent/Safe Intersections – Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization and Parsons Corporation
  • Closing Remarks: Zachary Schafer, CEO, United for Infrastructure

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