R.I. Infrastructure Bank Announces Panels for 3rd Annual Infrastructure Summit

R.I. Infrastructure Bank Announces Panels for 3rd Annual Infrastructure Summit

Aug 7 2019

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R.I. Infrastructure Bank Announces Panels for 3rd Annual Infrastructure Summit


PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announces panels for their third annual Infrastructure Summit happening on September 26th. The Summit brings together hundreds of public and private sector professionals to tackle state and local infrastructure needs, discuss innovative solutions, and connect with project partners. For the full agenda, please visit our website.


Keynote addresses for the summit will be provided by Brown University President, Christina Paxson and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros. 


Following opening remarks, participants will turn to breakout sessions where they will have an opportunity to discuss various approaches to problems surrounding infrastructure projects. The topics for each session are as follows: 


  1. Green Infrastructure and Resiliency 
  1. Climate Resilience as Economic Development 
  2. A Watershed Moment, Managing Stormwater at the Regional Scale 
  1. Economic Development 
  1. Maximizing Equitable Development in Opportunity Zones
  2. Wind as an Economic Development Opportunity 
  1. Clean Energy 
  1. Saving Green by Going Green: Clean Energy Case Studies in the Hospitality Industry
  2. Completing the Capital Stack with PACE and State Incentives 
  1. School Infrastructure 
  1. Investing in School Infrastructure, Investing in Our Future 
  1. Resilient and Sustainable Economic Development
  1.  Rhode Island’s Food Economy, What’s Next? 


The event will conclude with a plenary discussion focused on infrastructure resiliency (“Resilient Infrastructure, the Final Frontier”). Panelists Dr. Louis Gritzo, of FM Global, Elle Hempen, of The Atlas, and Robert Zarnetske, Town Manager of South Kingstown will participate.






Event details:

Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit

Thursday, September 26th  

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

R.I. Convention Center

1 Sabin Street, Providence



About Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is Rhode Island’s central hub for financing infrastructure improvements for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners. We leverage capital in a revolving fund to offer innovative financing for an array of infrastructure-based projects including water and wastewater, road and bridge, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and brownfield remediation. These quality of life projects improve the State’s infrastructure, create jobs, promote economic development and enhance the environment. For more information, please visit www.riib.org.