Planing for the People: How Emerging Technologies Can Help or Harm the Most Vulnerable
3.5 CM / LU pending
While emerging technologies are often promoted as opportunities to dramatically increase safety, accessibility, and convenience, there is no guarantee that they will improve the lives of everyone. Historically disadvantaged people are the population most likely to be left behind. For example, about 1/3rd of low-income households don’t own a smartphone. Wheelchair users find it hard to find an accessible vehicle through a car—or ride-share service. And there are still people without credit cards or traditional banking that cannot order a ride or goods online. Finally, with so many communities facing staggering costs for housing, many people are wondering what risks and opportunities emerging technologies present for housing and transportation. Matt Hoffman from the Enterprise Community Partners and Sahar Shirazi will explore these issues and many more during this panel discussion.