Climate Conversation with Rep. Sharice Davids

In anticipation of its Climate Action Plan, Climate Action KC and MARC have been conducting a series of Climate Conversations on a variety of topics related to climate change and resilience.

Check out the latest, featuring Rep. Sharice Davids where she discusses how transportation infrastructure plays a role in climate resilience and the disproportionate impacts climate change has on vulnerable populations.

If you missed the Transportation Week conversation with Michael Kelly from BikeWalkKC, check it out here.

Be sure to join the online discussions to help shape the region’s Climate Action Plan at

Meeting infrastructure needs in tough economic times through new partnerships

How can public-private partnerships help address the infrastructure needs of states and local governments in times of budget challenges? We are co-sponsoring a workshop called The Value of PPPs for Infrastructure in the Midwest on Dec. 6, 2012, at the Westin Crown Center. The event will feature experts from the public and private sector, and focus on economic development, information/communications technology, real estate, transportation and water.

Learn about the following:

  • Basic considerations for planning to use a public-private partnership.
  • Legislative and regulatory provisions that make it possible to use public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects.
  • Public-sector steps that should be taken before issuing a request for proposals.
  • Components of successful collaboration.
  • Case studies where public-private partnerships have worked for small and large projects.
  • Financing tools available.

The workshop is organized by the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

Workshop flier with registration details
Workshop agenda