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Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Chairman's Workshop
Forces Of Change and the Future of Our Region
March 26, 2018
California University Of Pennsylvania



Introduction and Welcome

Jim Hassinger, Executive Director, SPC

Larry Maggi, SPC Chariman

Geraldine M. Jones, President, California University Of Pennsylvania

State of the Region: Changing Population, Environment and Economics

Douglas Heuck, Program Director, Pittsburgh Today/Founding Editor and Publisher, Pittsburgh Quarterly
Presentation (PDF)

Panel: Funding - Existing Forces and Where They are Going

Erich W. Zimmermann, Deputy Director and Transportation Director, Nation Association of Regional Councils
Presentation (PDF)

James Ritzman, PennDOT, Deputy Secretary for Planning, Public Private Partnerships (P3)
Presentation (PDF)

Panel: Technology Forces Of Change - Existing Forces and Where They are Going

Mark DeFalco, Telecommunications Initiative Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission

Petra Mitchell, President and CEO, Catalyst Connection
Presentation (PDF)

William Murdock, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission - Hyperloop Midwest Connect Initiative
Presentation (PDF)

Lunch and Update: Autonomous Vehicle and Robotics, Research and Development

Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Traffic 21, CMU
Presentation (PDF)

Forces of Change Exercise

Presentation (PDF)

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