Planning the Autonomous Future Podcast Series

APA's podcast series Planning the Autonomous Future explores the many ways in which autonomous vehicle technology will impact cities and regions, mobility, and the planning profession.


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Episodes

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Episode 5: Lisa Nisenson

In this episode, Jennifer and Kelley pick Lisa Nisenson’s brain to find out why the founder of the startup Greater Places and advisor to Alta Planning + Design thinks scenario planning is crucial to designing the autonomous future.

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Episode 4: Rebecca Hunter and John Estrada

Jennifer and Kelley sit down with Rebecca Hunter of Crown Castle and John Estrada of eTrans Systems to break down exactly how infrastructure relates to autonomous vehicles.

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Episode 3: Jeff Tumlin

Jennifer and Kelley take stock of multiple autonomous-vehicle-focused sessions from the 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit. Later on in the episode, they welcome Jeff Tumlin, principal and director of strategy at Nelson\Nygaard, to the table. Jeff moderated the summit plenary session called "The (Shared) Road Ahead: An Electrified, Connected, Autonomous, and Accessible Vision of Transit," and he discusses the topic with Jennifer and Kelley.

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Episode 2: Corey Clothier

In this episode, Jennifer and Kelley hear about the ins and outs of conducting autonomous vehicle pilot projects from Corey Clothier, AV technology development and deployment strategist at Mobility e3. Later on in the episode, the three talk autonomous vehicle design and what types of eye-catching looks vehicle makers are coming up with.

Illustration of an autonomous vehicle on a road with a city skyline behind it.

Episode 1

In the first episode of the series, hosts Jennifer Henaghan, AICP, and Kelley Coyner provide an introduction to AVs and explain why every community needs to be paying attention to them.