OMS-UCF Urban & Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series - Autonomous Vehicles and Implications on Planning and Policy

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8 p.m. EDT

Orlando, FL, United States

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OMS-UCF Urban & Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series - Autonomous Vehicles and Implications on Planning and Policy

Featuring Dr. David King, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Columbia University


The UCF School of Public Administration in collaboration with the Orlando Metro Section APA FL is proud to continue the 2015-16 Distinguished Lecture Series with a presentation from David King, Ph.D., an assistant professor of urban planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

King is at the forefront of the national dialogue surrounding the application and implication of autonomous vehicles (driverless cars) to transportation planning policy and infrastructure. He was recently heard on NPR’s Science Friday talking about related issues and featured with the Washington Post.
Attendees will learn about:


  • The planners’ role in managing the deployment of automated driving technology,

  • Traffic safety and operational improvements that may be achieved through this technology,

  • Opportunities to maximize vehicle share programs with new technology, including the benefits of a reduction in congestion, and

  • How the technology can be considered in your municipal transportation plans






The presentation by King will be followed by a moderated discussion, where Mr. King and other panelist will discuss, How Should Planners Prepare for Shared and Autonomous Cars?

Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be open during the social hour, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public with registration.

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David King

Invited Speaker

David King is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. His research explores the impact of local transportation planning on the built environment, public finance and accessibility. As part of this research he has written about the phenomenon of ... Read More

Ryan Fetchko

Invited Speaker

Ryan Fetchko is a Transportation Analyst in VHB’s Orlando office. His career has focused on the areas of freight and emerging technologies, including the creation of two freight implementation plans for the Florida Department of Transportation as well as other freight planning projects. Ryan was a key member of ... Read More

Charles Ramdatt, AICP

Invited Speaker

Charles Ramdatt is a Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Orlando. His portfolio includes Transportation Engineering, Parking Management and coordination with several local, state and federal agencies. He is the leader of the City of Orlando's efforts to use technology to improve traffic safety, provide real-time ... Read More

Andrea Ostrodka, AICP

Invited Speaker

Andrea Ostrodka is Director of Planning & Development for the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, better known as LYNX. She joined LYNX in 2011 after working in both the private and non-profit sectors. Andrea’s focus is strategically positioning the agency to support regional objectives by developing partnerships with public, institutional ... Read More