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Driverless Cars: Shaping Future Infrastructure

April 5, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST
Metropolitan Planning Council

What is the transportation infrastructure we want in the future and how will driverless cars fit in?

Join MPC and our partners, the Environmental Law & Policy Center and the Shared-Use Mobility Center, for a roundtable discussion on how cities around the world are starting to grapple with this question. Our panel of experts will delve into how U.S. cities are making infrastructure decisions today in anticipation of a future with automous vehicles (AVs).

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Mary Wisniewski (moderator), Transportation Reporter and Getting Around Columnist, Chicago Tribune
  • Shannon McDonald, Associate Professor of Architectural Studies and Interior Design, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. McDonald will give a broad overview of infrastructure considerations in a future with driverless cars.
  • Matthew Herman, Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering. Herman will highlight the CAV Design Sprint charettes his firm has hosted all over the world and how a wide range of global cities are thinking about how AVs could fit into their infrastructure.
  • Ben PierceTransportation Technology Program Lead, HDR. Pierce will speak about considerations for U.S. cities as they plan their infrastructure for a future with AVs.

The event will begin promptly at noon. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the event is $15 for MPC & ELPC donors and students with a current ID, $30 for all others. Lunch will be served; please indicate any dietary restrictions when you register.

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