Urbanism Next
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon

Living Streets

March 6, 2018 8:30 AM
10:00 am

1.5 CM / LU Pending

The advent of the car forever changed our cities. We began to pave the planet, transforming the urban realm into heat sinks and polluters of water, noise, and light, ultimately degrading public health and safety. The panel discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges autonomous vehicles present to inform the way we plan, design, and experience our cities including: how the design, dimensions and technology of autonomous vehicles (AV) might change our built environment, from buildings to city streets; how AV policy might address access and equity issues affecting urban communities; how the efficiencies of AVs could provide opportunities to reclaim and repurpose city streets, helping create open space to improve public and environmental health; how the reuse of former car lanes could provide opportunities for brick and mortar retail in the age of e-commerce; and how to identify potential starter projects to introduce AV systems within existing communities.

Jerome Unterreiner
Senior Urban Designer and Vice President
Sterling Rung
ASLA, Project Designer
Dylan Morgan
Urban Designer
Rae Smith
RA, AICP, Senior Associate, Senior Planner, and Urban Designer

Thank you to our partners

Urban Land Institute Northwest 2018
ASLA Oregon 2018
American Planning Association 2018
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association 2018
AIA Portland 2018
Regional & Urban Design: An AIA Knowledge Community 2018

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