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5:30PM - 7:30PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle WA 98104
This event is free

Presented by:

  • AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum

  • The initial rollout of autonomous vehicles (AV) is predicted to begin around 2025, gaining public acceptance by 2030 & largely replacing non-autonomous vehicles by 2040-2045.

    Many tout the AV as a silver bullet, allowing drastic reductions in car ownership and parking, electric vehicle fleets, “working commutes,” and so on. But an AV is more accurately described as a “disruptor” rather than a “silver bullet,” potentially increasing both sprawl and traffic, and eviscerating mass transit use.

    We must shape our cities, regions, and policies to guide the use of AVs in a sustainable manner to minimize—among other things—the developmental sprawl they could enable. What are policymakers doing to prepare for and shape the impacts of AVs in our region?

    Panelists:
    Jonathan Hopkins, Executive Director, Commute Seattle
    Evan Corey Costagliola, New Mobility Program Manager, Seattle Dept. of Transportation
    Darren Lamberti, Best Mile
    Jerome Unterreiner, Principal, HOK

    Moderator:
    Dylan Glosecki, Architect, VIA