When Forecasting Fails: Making Infrastructure Decisions in an Uncertain World
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm Public Affairs Room 2355
Reception at 5pm, Public Affairs Room 5391
JOSEPH SCHOFER, Ph.D
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Each year the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to address today’s most pressing issues in transportation. Created by students to honor Professor Martin Wachs upon his retirement from the University, the lecture rotates between Berkeley and UCLA, the campuses at which Marty taught.
About the Lecture: Gaps between predicted and actual outcomes of transportation and other infrastructure investments are both problematic and well-studied. After considering some of the causes and consequences of these mismatches, we will outline some options for addressing them, going beyond improving forecasting tools to consider design, finance and institutional strategies, and ending with thoughts on building a stronger foundation for evidence-based decision making.
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Free and Open to the Public
AICP Credits Available