Past Event

Electrifying New York City Transportation: The Way Forward

October 3, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Fayerweather Hall (Room 513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Event Description: 

This is a panel discussion and dialogue focusing on progress and challenges facing electrification of NYC’s transportation sector. It features representatives of New York City government, environmental justice activists, private industry representatives and Columbia University researchers. This panel discussion will focus on progress and challenges around electrification of the transportation sector in New York City. We will be briefed on progress and strategy to date by the NYC DOT and explore ways to collaborate and support the city’s success in meeting our collective ambitious climate and broader sustainability and equity goals which requires smart, equitable and successful electrification of transport in our city.

Event Speakers:

  • Ben Mandel, Northeast Regional Director at CALSTART
  • Fernando Ortiz, Climate Preparedness and Resiliency Organizer at the Point
  • Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at New York City Department of Transportation
  • Renae Reynolds, Transportation Planner at New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Jen Roberton, Transportation Policy Advisor at New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • Mark Simon, Director of Electric Vehicle Policy at New York City Department of Transportation
  • Amy Turner, Senior Fellow for the Cities Climate Law Initiative at Columbia Law School
  • With a welcome and introduction from Jacqueline Klopp (Co-Director Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University) and Christoph Meinrenken (Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University)

Event Information: 

This event is open to the public however registration is required via the event webpage. Please contact the Earth Institute at [email protected] with any questions. 

Sponsored by the Center for Science and Society, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, all at Columbia University.