Why Planners Need to Prepare for Urban Air Mobility

About This Episode

According to NASA, by 2028, urban air mobility is likely to be a commercially viable market for air metro services in the U.S. In addition, companies such as Amazon, UPS, and Walmart have been experimenting with drone deliveries in cities across the country.

In this episode of the podcast, Petra Hurtado, APA's research director, talks with Heather Sauceda Hannon, AICP, associate director of planning practice and scenario planning at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Ric Stephens, senior aviation planner at NV5, about why it is so important for planners to get involved in the discussions around this emerging transportation system. The three discuss what urban air mobility means, how it will impact cities and communities, and how planners can start preparing to ensure an equitable and sustainable implementation.

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This podcast was produced in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

APA KnowledgeBase Collection on Scenario Planning

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's Consortium for Scenario Planning

Ric Stephen's website, Aviation Planning

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