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Autonomous Vehicles Symposium | Land Use and the Built Environment

November 8, 2017

On October 6, 2017, APA and its partner organizations — the National League of Cities, the Brookings Institution, Eno Transportation Center, Mobility Lab, and George Mason University/Mobility E3 — convened to develop a playbook for cities and regions on all things autonomous vehicles (AV). The playbook and agenda for further research will identify how these communities can maximize the benefits and minimize the potential negative consequences associated with the deployment of autonomous vehicles.

The third moderated discussion panel explores the potential benefits and costs of widespread deployment of autonomous vehicles for cities and metropolitan regions. Panelists will discuss potential impacts on urban design and the built environment, regional land use, zoning, design standards, parking, and more.

Panelists for this discussion included Nico Larco, an associate professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and a co-founder and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative; Lisa Nisenson, lead of Alta Planning + Design's New Mobility Group and founder of tech startup GreaterPlaces; and David Dixon, senior principal and urban design group leader at Stantec. David Rouse, FAICP, director of research at APA, served as moderator.

Watch the previous panel discussions:

Equity and Access: https://youtu.be/fNn-cIdILL8
Transportation Network: https://youtu.be/25EBRfzLyTM

Learn more about the event and the work APA is doing on the topic of AVs:

American Planning Association: https://www.planning.org/
National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/
Brookings Institution: https://www.brookings.edu/
Eno Transportation Center: https://www.enotrans.org/
Mobility Lab: https://mobilitylab.org/
George Mason University/Mobility E3: https://www2.gmu.edu/