Infrastructure Adaptation: Opportunity Space for Multibenefit Public Use

May 17, 2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Metro Toronto Convention Center, 107 Constitution Hall Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
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This session looks at infrastructure adaptation projects in four types of transportation networks—port, river, rail, and road. These four infrastructure corridors have historically been used to move goods and people, but are, in various ways, transitioning to providing multiple benefits to individuals and communities as reuse or co-use projects that increase public space, reinforce social ties, generate revenue, provide alternative transportation, address climate change, and introduce areas for development. Each panelist will talk about a transformational infrastructure adaptation project located within one of these larger linear networks. The panel features two Toronto projects, three Canadian projects, and three Great Lakes projects. The moderator will provide an overview of these opportunity spaces within metro areas based on research into a global 400-project data set.