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    Scenario Planning for Epic Disruptions – How to Future-Proof our Infrastructure

     July 22, 2020; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT This is a virtual event. Per the ASCE, "The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring civil engineers and city planners to rapidly adjust plans with less cars on the road, fewer transit trips, new demands on electric and water utilities, capacity constraints on sidewalks and in urban open spaces, all with less revenue. Jerry Buckwalter will offer insights about similar “disruptors” from ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative, which is designed to explore long term trends and potential future scenarios for the built environment in an engaging visual platform. In addition, you will hear...

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    The Constitution & COVID-19

    June 25, 2020; 12:00 pm-1:00 pm This is a virtual event. Per Cornell Law School, "Join Professor Dorf for a wide-ranging discussion of constitutional issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental responses. Questions to be considered include: What power does the federal government have to supplement or override state government policies regarding the scope and timing of business closing and opening orders? To what extent can the President exercise those powers without Congressional authorization? Do orders forbidding gatherings unconstitutionally infringe the right to freedom of movement, free speech and assembly, and/or freedom of religion? How much deference should courts...