Talks & Lectures
5 Apr 2022
Virtual Event

Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series: Delivering Projects for Today and Tomorrow

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Heather Unger


Infrastructure is designed to last for many decades. Decades when society will have different needs and technologies will rapidly change. Decades when climate change will bring more extreme weather and a phase-down of fossil fuels. By considering future trends related to climate, society, technology and resources, we can plan and deliver projects for tomorrow’s world as well as today’s. This session will discuss an approach to thinking beyond existing standards and codes, and conventional design approaches, to better understand future trends, incorporate them into project delivery, and innovate to deliver projects for long-term resilience and adaptability.


Heather Unger is a Sustainability Project Director and Future Ready Program Lead for WSP USA. She is a LEED AP, Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) and an Envision Verifier with 15 years of experience. Ms. Unger focuses on developing sustainability programs and projects for clients as well as internally for WSP. As the Future Ready Program Lead for WSP USA, Ms. Unger supports and guides staff across the organization to better anticipate future conditions, develop industry leading innovations, and plan for the future by integrating future trends into their work. Ms. Unger has a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and a Masters in Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard Extension School.

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