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Infrastructure Innovation conference pushes engineering boundaries

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PHOTO: A lunchtime panel elicited a lively discussion on infrastructure, the environment, and financing.On Nov. 20, MIT hosted a full-day thought leadership forum, Infrastructure Innovation in a Changing Environment Conference, co-hosted by CEE and the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP). The event brought together 25 prominent business, government and academic luminaries to share their knowledge, insights and successes with almost 200 attendees from within MIT and beyond. “There exists a global race for the best approaches to innovate in infrastructure,” said Department Head and Conference Chair Markus Buehler, “and whoever wins the race will provide critical leadership towards a sustainable future. We will need to engage the brightest minds to develop the fundamental knowledge to drive innovation.” Read the story