Feb. 27, 2017

Driverless Cars and City Building

Ryerson City Building Institute - Published on May 10, 2016

Driverless Cars & City Building: A Ryerson City Building Institute Meet-Up

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are coming – fast. But what will they mean for city building?

Who is in the driver’s seat ensuring that driverless cars solve the ‘last mile’, reduce overall car use, complement public transit, and don’t pave the way for Sprawl 2.0?

Join the Ryerson City Building Institute and TVO’s Steve Paikin for a lively discussion on driverless cars, on-demand ride-sharing, and the impact both will have on future of the Toronto region.

Our 'un-panel' of experts will include:

Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, Government of Ontario. Leading the province in planning for AVs and related infrastructure

Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Urban Planner and Founding Partner, DIALOG. Exploring how AVs can support better urban design and more livable cities

Lauren Isaac, Manager of Sustainable Transportation at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Working with transit agencies to integrate ride-sharing and public transit

Barrie Kirk, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CAVCOE. Helping cities and companies get ready for AVs

Lisa Salsberg, Senior Manager, Systems Planning, Metrolinx. Supporting regional transit with AVs and ride-sharing

Stephen Buckley, General Manager, Transportation Services, City of Toronto. Making sure the City of Toronto plans for AVs

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, U of T. Wrote 'the book' on AVs for the City of Toronto

Philippe Crist, Transport Analyst, International Transport Forum, OECD. Modelling how AVs and shared AVs can reduce cars use and GHGs

Julia Markovich, Senior Research Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure, Conference Board of Canada. Asking what AVs mean for major infrastructure spending

Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute. Making sure we get land use right so AVs make our cities better

For more information check out the event page: http://ryerson.ca/citybuilding/news/e...