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Whittle gives invited lecture at Oskar von Miller Forum

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Whittle - Oskar von Miller ForumProfessor Andrew Whittle gave an evening lecture at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich Nov. 20, speaking on the design and performance of coastal flood protection systems using New Orleans and Venice as examples. The forum is an independent educational initiative sponsored by the Bavarian construction industry that seeks to enrich the education of civil engineers and architects at the Technical University of Munich. The evening lectures series features internationally known experts who address current topics of interdisciplinary, intercultural interest. Whittle, who is department head of CEE, served on the panel reviewing the hurricane protection systems in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and on the Massachusetts governor’s “stem to stern” safety review of Boston’s Big Dig tunnel.