Planning for the Autonomous Future



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Thursday, December 31, 2020, midnight CST

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The future is digital, and data is the new oil. Planning for new and disruptive transportation is essential to how we reshape the city of the future. This course will cover emerging forms of digital transportation, with a specific focus on smart, connected, and autonomous vehicles. That includes: a primer on how the technology works; the impacts of the technology on travel behavior, land use, and economics; the social impacts of new vehicle technology; and planning strategies for autonomous vehicles. You will learn how to develop policy as well as plan and design for streets that can accommodate all modes, including autonomous vehicles.

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William Riggs

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William (Billy) Riggs, Ph.D., AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of future mobility and smart transportation, housing, economics and urban development. He is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, and a consultant and advisor to multiple companies and start-ups on technology, smart mobility and urban development. He has over 100 publications and has had his work featured in multiple global media outlets—including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlantic. His most recent book is recent book is entitled, Disruptive Transport: Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the Sustainable City of Tomorrow. Dr. Riggs has held additional academic appointments in city planning and transportation engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, and the University of Louisville, and, he has two decades of experience working as professional planner, policy maker, economist, and engineer. This includes work as Director of Research at Sustinere Consulting, the Transportation Program Manager and Principal Planner for UC Berkeley, an Asset Manager and Engineering Technician for the US Coast Guard, and a Planning Commissioner for the City of San Luis Obispo. He has been both a National Science Foundation Fellow and a UC Transportation Center Fellow and is the founder of—an online tool for democratizing street design. Dr. Riggs sits on the City of Palo Alto’s Planning and Transportation Commission, is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Transportation Economics and the Standing Committee on Policy and Law.