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Planing for the People: How Emerging Technologies Can Help or Harm the Most Vulnerable

March 5, 2018 11:50 AM
12:45 am

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.

Matt Hoffman
VP of Innovation
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Sahar Shirazi
Policy and Planning Lead, AVs and Emerging Mobility

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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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