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Richard Little

Director of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, National Research Council

Richard Little is Director of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) of the National Research Council where he develops and directs a program of technical studies in building and infrastructure research. The BICE's program of studies and activities addresses major issues of national significance such as infrastructure and community building; human factors and the built environment; buildings and health; infrastructure systems performance; provision of facilities and services; security and protection of facilities and infrastructure; construction and utilization of underground space; and the economics and financing of infrastructure. Mr. Little has over thirty years experience in the planning, management, and policy development relating to public facilities and infrastructure. He has directed NRC study activities, participated in workshops and panels, and written several papers dealing with blast-effects mitigation and critical infrastructure protection. He is an associate editor of Public Works Management & Policy, a member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, and reviews books on infrastructure and the built environment for the Journal of Urban Technology. He is a guest lecturer on infrastructure issues at George Mason University and the University of Maryland, He has been certified by examination by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a member of the American Planning Association. Education: B.S., Geology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and M.S., Urban-Environmental Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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