Autonomous Vehicles and Other Mobility Technologies: What's on the Horizon and How Will it Impact Planning?

APA Virginia Chapter


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. EDT

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The predicted arrival of connected, autonomous vehicles on our streets and highways, if realized, promises to revolutionize mobility. However, the impacts on cities and some of planning's most fundamental objectives are far from clear. Andy Alden, will describe current and developing mobility technologies, including what we’re likely to see on our transportation system, and when. Andrew Mondschein, will talk about the potential impacts of driverless cars and other new mobility technologies not just on travel behavior but land use, economic development, and sustainability. Critically, the role of planners at the regional and local levels should be ever more important, as streets and neighborhoods will be the most challenging sites for implementing this new form of mobility.


Andy Alden

Confirmed Speaker

Andy Alden serves as the Executive Director of the Interstate 81 Corridor Coalition and leads the Eco-Transportation and Alternative Technologies Research Group at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. He is a registered professional engineer who has worked in the environmental and information technology fields, as well as the development and ... Read More

Andrew Mondschein, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Andrew Mondschein, PhD, AICP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. He studies transportation systems and travel behavior, examining the effects of new technology on travel and accessibility and methods for integrating new technologies into transportation planning. Recent research includes ... Read More

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