6:00 - 6:30PM - Drinks & Snacks
Discussion begins at 6:30PM
Cities today are built for the car. Even though there are, in most cases, more pedestrians on urban streets, cars have been allocated a majority of space. While most cities have started to at least partially reverse that hierarchy with the creation of bike lanes & shared streets, we are a long way away from a pedestrians & cyclists first approach to planning. The introduction to CAVs is an opportunity to radically change the way we think of & plan the urban environment, if governments are prepared to regulate the deployment of CAVs in an efficient & sustainable way & planners & urban designers are willing to contribute their part to create streets & public spaces that are for all. This moderated panel made up of an autonomous technology expert, a policy maker, a researcher, & an urban planner will discuss how cities will be impacted & the role of architects & designers during this technology evolution.
Join us for an engaging debate with industry experts.
Lisa M. Collins,Editor,South Brooklyn Post, Freelance Journalist
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband & two children.
Lisa M. Collins is a freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Detroit News, Vanity Fair, a Brooklyn business journal called The Bridge, & others. For 12 years, she worked as an environmental & City Hall reporter at daily & weekly newspapers, & as a news & feature reporter at The Associated Press. Over the years, Lisa has written about urban planning & development, urban blight, & efforts to modernize cities & make them sustainable.
With a selected panel:
Neil Kittredge, AIA, AICP, Partner, Director of Urban Design & Planning, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP
Neil Kittredge leads the planning & urban design studio at Beyer Blinder Belle, working with public, private, & institutional clients. An architect & planner, Neil brings a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to complex planning efforts. His experience with a diversity of project types nationally & internationally provides a broad perspective on pressing challenges in urban design & campus planning. At the same time, each project builds on a deep understanding of local context & the unique needs of communities, clients, & institutions.
Neils work includes a citywide vision plan for the District of Columbia, a campus plan for Princeton University, an urban development plan for the University of Chicago, new East African campuses for the Aga Khan University in Tanzania & Uganda, post-Sandy resilience planning for south Brooklyn, & urban design & community engagement for New York rezoning efforts including Coney Island, the Seward Park urban renewal area in the Lower East Side, & Downtown Far Rockaway.
Neil joined Beyer Blinder Belle in 1997 & became a Partner in 2005. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University & the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Christian Noske, Partner, BMW i Ventures
Christian Noske is Partner at BMWs EUR 500 Mio. strategic venture arm. Since 2011 he has focused on early stage investments in Shared & On-Demand Mobility, Customer Digital Life, Energy Services & AI & Big Data.Christian led or co-led BMW i Ventures investments in Shift, Zendrive, Moovit, Stratim, Scoop & others, & currently serves on the board of several early stage companies.
Prior to joining BMW i Ventures, Christian was CFO for a digital agency that was acquired by WPP, & worked in Finance & Business Development for Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany & Asia.
Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, New York City Department of Transportation
Michael Replogle is a world-renown expert on sustainable transportation. As Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation he developed NYCDOTs Strategic Plan 2016: Safe, Green, Smart, Equitable. He is involved in key City initiatives concerning traffic safety, freight, parking, traffic management, autonomous vehicles, & shared mobility, as well as regional & federal strategies.
Michaelco-founded & chaired the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation & the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, advancing transportation reform initiatives worldwide beginning in 1985. For 17 years, he served as Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, advising city & national agencies on transport, finance, & regulation. He helped lead growth management & comprehensive planning efforts in Montgomery County, Maryland, for nearly a decade. An emeritus member of the Transportation Research Board,Michael earned honors degrees in civil engineering & sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
SabinaUffer, Head of Research, BuroHappold Engineering
Sabina Uffer is head of research for the Cities team at BuroHappold, undertaking research at the intersection of urban development & infrastructure planning with an emphasis on housing, transportation, & waste. Her expertise lies in developing & executing research projects around national & local urban issues in the US, the UK, Germany, & Switzerland. She has done extensive research on New York & Londons public transit systems, which was discussed in a public conference with representatives from governments & transit agencies from both cities. Most recently, she led a research initiative on the impact of connected & autonomous vehicles on cities across the globe.
Her PhD in Urban & Regional Planning from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) focused on the effects of a changing housing strategy on Berlins urban development. Before joining BuroHappold in 2013, she worked at LSE Cities on the project Resilient Urban Form & Governance conducting comparative research on the resilience of neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Paris, London, & Berlin. She has taught research methodology in social science at LSE & served as traveling faculty on IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, & Politics.