Autonomous Vehicles and the City

A Symposium Developing Policies and Plans for Livability

With the rise of autonomous vehicles, there are both opportunities and challenges in how these technological advances can be harnessed to reshape future cities and improve the socio-economic health of cities.

Opportunities exist to reduce collisions and improve access to healthcare for those who need it most — particularly high-cost, high-need individuals at the younger and older ends of the age spectrum. Opportunities also exist to connect individuals to jobs and change the way cities organize space and optimize trips. That said policy has lagged in this area. And despite some high-level policy suggestions from organizations such, technological change is outpacing urban planning and policy.

The purpose of this symposium is to frame and develop policy around the topic of AVs particularly focused on:

  1. Land Use
  2. Social Implications of the Technology
  3. Economics

November 8, 2017       1 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Reception to follow
  • AICP CE credits pending
  • Open to academic, public sector & non-profit, and private sector audiences
  • Goal of dialoguing and influencing local planning and policy

Location

University of San Francisco, Downtown Campus (Folger Building)
101 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105

Key Sponsors

Organizing Committee

  • William Riggs (Chair), School of Management, University of San Francisco
  • Michael Boswell (Co-Chair), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo           
  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University
  • Andrea Broaddus, Bosch
  • Nico Larco, University of Oregon
  • Hilary Nixon, San Jose State University
  • Joshua Karlin-Resnick, Nelson Nygaard
  • Melissa Ruhl, Arup
  • Gerry Tierney, Perkins+Will

Tentative Schedule

Contact Info

Autonomous Vehicles and the City

November 8, 2017 1 - 5:00 p.m.

University of San Francisco, Downtown Campus
101 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105