Presentations and Panels

 

Our multifaceted team of professionals conducts extensive research in several disciplines and participates in a wide array of events, including presentations, conferences, and forums.

  • On February 7, 2013, Deborah Matherly, principal planner, and Jane Mobley, Ph.D., senior communications specialist, presented “Communication with Vulnerable Populations: A Transportation and Emergency Management Toolkit (TCRP Report 150)” in a live webinar, hosted by The National Transit Institute.
  • On January 29, 2013, Patricia Weslowksi, Hydropower Services Director, participated in a live webinar "Pumped Storage Project Considerations"  hosted by Alden Lab on the feasibility of pumped storage projects.  Patricia spoke on the challenges of the licensing process, focusing on the regulatory requirements, the importance of stakeholder consultation and suggestions on how to avoid costly additional information requests.
  • On January 15, 2013, Leo Tidd, senior environmental planner, AICP, gave a paper presentation “Consideration of Shale Gas Development Impacts in Long-Range Transportation Planning” at the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting held on January 13-17 in Washington, D.C.
  • On November 17, 2012, Gary Moore, principal environmental engineer, presented “Making Things Work in Other Countries” at the Engineers Without Borders Northeast Conference held on November 16-18, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • On September 20, 2012, as part of the U.S. Government support to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and climate resilient cities, Suzanne Young, climate change advisor to ASEAN, made opening remarks at a workshop event for the ASEAN Climate Resilient City Measuring and Monitoring Pilot in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Suzanne also gave a presentation on the ASEAN-US cooperation on climate change.
  • On June 12, 2012, Greg Gajewski, PhD, vice president of economic development at LBG, presented "Transit Corridors and Regional Integration Which Generate SME Growth," at the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum held on June 12-15, 2012 in Washington, DC.
  • On May 9-11, 2012, Craig Hanlon, principal environmental scientist gave a presentation at the Pennsylvania Association of 2012 Annual Conference held at the Shawnee on the Delaware, PA. The Presentation title was "Maximizing Mitigation Efficiency through Credit Stacking: An example with the NJ Turnpike Widening Program".
  • On February 22, 2012, Deborah Matherly, principal planner, was a guest speaker for the Emergency Management Forum's Live Meeting presentation and discussion. The discussion topic was the Transportation Research Board's report Communication with Vulnerable Populations: A Transportation and Emergency Management Toolkit, prepared by Deborah Matherly in association with Jane Mobley Associates. The Toolkit provides recommendations for transportation options to reach vulnerable populations.
  • On February 15, 2012, Tom DiChiara participated in a panel discussion at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The discussion topic was The Role of Urban Design and Implementing Healthy Sustainable Cities and Countrysides.
  • On November 7, 2011 LBG’s Jennifer Rosendin participated in a career panel discussion at her alma mater, the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. The career panel is hosted by the IR/PS Development Club and is a forum for alumni from different sectors of the development world to discuss issues in development, the job market and to provide current students with helpful tips for their own job searches. Jennifer discussed how the skills she learned from IR/PS helped in her current position as an economist for LBG and highlighted some LBG projects with which she has been involved. 
  • On September 13, 2011, Ellis Byeon and Avishek Chhibber presented "Super Pavement - Porous Pavement Application on a Superfund Site" at the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management's 7th Annual Conference held in Somerset, NJ. The presentation was co-authored by Stephen Trainer.
  • On May 4, 2011, Fred Wenger participated in a conference discussion of "Private Sector, Public Interest: Roles & Responsibilities of Corporate America in the Post 9-11 World," at the annual Associate of Americans for Civic Responsibility 2011 Roundtable Conference held in Washington, DC. The program was hosted by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and discussed how corporate America might protect and advance American interests by fighting against extremism and improving the reputation of our nation through our business abroad.
  • On January 25, 2011, Thomas Lewis presented "Getting Drawn by Others into Superfund Actions: Gowanus Canal Effects on Public Works, and Transportation and Transit Agencies in New York City" and "Be Careful of Potential Superfund Project Ripple Effects: Long-Term Transportation Implications of Passaic River Clean-up Alternatives on New Jersey Department of Transportation and Maritime Navigation" at the Transportation Research Board's Transportation Implications of Recent Stormwater and Superfund Decisions panel at its 90th Annual Meeting.
  • On November 13-17, 2010, Abdulai Fofanah presented a poster at the National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. The presentation, entitled "Restoring Wetland Hydrology: Complex Hydrodynamic Modeling of Woodbridge Creek Ecosystem Site, Woodbridge, NJ" was co-authored by Murat Utku.
  • On November 1-4, 2010, Abdulai Fofanah presented a poster, "Combating Urban Flooding: Rutherford/East Rutherford Ditch System Restoration," at the American Water Resources Association's National Water Resources Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The presentation was co-authored by Stephen Trainor.
  • On November 1, 2010, Avishek Chhibber and Ellis Byeon presented a poster on "Streamlining Complex Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses Using Automation" at the 2010 Annual Water Resources Conference (AWRA) in Philadelphia, PA.
  • On June 22, 2010, Peg McBrien presented a poster on the Richard P. Kane Wetlands project at the 4th Passaic River Symposium in Montclair, NJ. At the same conference, Abdulai Fofanah presented "Hydraulic Modeling for Preliminary Evaluation of Potential Flooding Impacts for Vaious Dredging, Capping and Armoring Scenarios of the Lower Passaic River Restoration," a paper co-authored by Murat Utku, Steve Rock, Stephen Trainor, Ellis Byeon and Michael Burlingame of NJDEP.
  • On June 14, 2010, Joe Mercurio of General Motors and LBG's Thomas Lewis presented on "Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Renewable Energy : A Secure and Sustainable Energy Source" at the E2S2 Conference in Denver, CO.
  • On May 20, 2010, Sarah Freeman participated in a panel discussion on the “Indicators of Green and Blue Water Management” at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress.
  • In May 2010, Peg McBrien presented on the Richard P. Kane Wetlands site at the National Mitigation Banking Conference in Texas.
  • On April 28, 2010, Ed Samanns presented at the New York State Wetlands Forum in Buffalo, NY, on a project designed by The Louis Berger Group to restore and protect the Richard P. Kane Wetlands in the Hackensack Meadowlands.
  • On April 27, 2010, Vinay Mudholkar presented “Shared Corridor: International Delivery” at the Joint Rail Conference 2010, University of Illinois.
  • In April 2010, Peg McBrien participated in a panel discussion at the Groundbreaking Women In Construction Conference in New York, NY.
  • On March 24–25, 2010, Dr. Gregory Gajewski participated in the Policy Dialog on Promoting Access to Regional and International Markets for Agricultural Commodities in Eastern and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, presenting his research on “Linking Infrastructure with Agricultural Trade for food Security and Poverty Reduction in Eastern and Southern Africa.”
  • In February 2010, Peg McBrien presented a poster on the Richard P. Kane Wetlands site at the Society of Ecological Restoration, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference at Rutgers University, NJ. Ann Folli was the co-author.
  • Bharat Sharma was selected to participate as a mentor in the Future Cities India 2020 Competition for 2009-2010. In the competition, held from January 12-14, 2010 and sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Bentley Systems, his team won the Best Essay Award for the Redevelopment of Chandni Chowk.
  • In December 2009, Greg Gajewski, Ph.D., Vice President, Economic Development, joined experts such as Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz in an expert panel at the Development Partnership Expert Roundtable and Development Forum, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. One of LBG’s first overseas assignments was a roads project in Myanmar.
  • On July 9–11, 2009, Dr. Gregory Gajewski participated in Foundation for Democracy in Africa Smart, Appropriate and Resource-Efficient Technologies and Products for Rural Communities in Abuja, Nigeria, presenting his research on “Rural Road Networks and Transit Corridors: A Strategy to Reduce Poverty in West Africa.”