AVs and the City

With the rise of autonomous vehicles, there are both opportunities and challenges in how these technological advances can be harnessed to reshape future cities and improve the socio-economic health of cities.

Autonomous Vehicles and the City - Symposium at USF (Nov 2017)

This is a recording of the Autonomous Vehicles and the City - Symposium at the University of San Francisco School of Management on November 8, 2017

This symposium was originally certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) for Certification Maintenance (CM) for 4 credit hours. You may be able to use the "Add Self-Reported Credits" to record AICP CM credits for watching this video.


Opportunities exist to reduce collisions and improve access to healthcare for those who need it most — particularly high-cost, high-need individuals at the younger and older ends of the age spectrum. Opportunities also exist to connect individuals to jobs and change the way cities organize space and optimize trips. That said policy has lagged in this area. And despite some high-level policy suggestions from organizations such, technological change is outpacing urban planning and policy.

The purpose of this symposium is to frame and develop policy around the topic of AVs particularly focused on: Land Use, Social Implications of the Technology, and Economics.


- USF University of San Francisco
- MTI Mineta Transportation Institute
- Cal Poly City & Regional Planning | Arup

Gold: elistik | Planetizen | Smith Group JJR
Silver: APA NorCal | Urban Planning Coalition | Institute for Metropolitan Studies

More information: usfca.edu/management/autonomous-vehicles

Speakers Include

William Riggs, PhD, AICP, Assistant Professor University of San Francisco School of Management
Elizabeth Davis, Dean, University of San Francisco School of Management
Melissa Ruhl, Transportation Planner, Arup
Will Baumgardner, Principal, Arup

Nico Larco, Associate Professor University of Oregon (Moderator)
Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Cynthia Kroll, Assistant Director/Chief Economist, Bay Area Metro
Michael Johnson, Director of Urban Design, Smith Group JJR
Tilly Chang, Executive Director, San Francisco CTA
Pierre Maillot, Senior Technological Advisor, Bosch

Michael Boswell (Moderator) Professor/Dept. Head, CalPoly SLO
Debs Schrimmer Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
Brian Soublet, Deputy Director, Chief Counsel, California DM
Frank Petrilli, Associate, Arent Fox
Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, Office of Planning Research
Elizabeth Deakin, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Menka Sethi (Moderator), Global Mobility Manager, Facebook
Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist, Trulia
Ben Clark, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Jay Stark, President, Integral Invest. & Board Member, OppSites
Rob Rossi, Developer, Rossi Enterprises
Deborah Stamm, Senior Associate, Trammell Crow

Organizing Committee
William Riggs (Chair), School of Management, University of San Francisco
Michael Boswell (Co-Chair), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University
Andrea Broaddus, Bosch
Nico Larco, University of Oregon
Hilary Nixon, San Jose State University
Joshua Karlin-Resnick, Nelson Nygaard
Melissa Ruhl, Arup
Gerry Tierney, Perkins+Will

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