Urbanism Next Conference 2018


Conference organizers are applying for continuing education credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners (CMs) and the American Institute of Architects (LU/HSWs). The American Society of Landscape Architects members are eligible to self-report (LA CES) hours per the requirements of their state licensure boards.

Monday, March 5, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 am | Registration | Oregon Convention Center

(+) 9:00 am | Welcome to the National Urbanism Next Conference | Nico Larco

The University of Oregon’s Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative welcomes attendees to the 2018 National Urbanism Next Conference.

Nico Larco, AIA Urbanism Next Lead, SCI Co-Director, and Associate Professor, University of Oregon

(+) 9:15 am | Welcome to the City of Portland | Mayor Ted Wheeler

Welcome to the City of Portland! Portland is a national leader in sustainability, progressive land use, and transportation planning. The Mayor will introduce attendees to just a few city efforts to capture the opportunities emerging technologies present, including the Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative.

Mayor Ted Wheeler, City of Portland

(+) 9:30 am | A second chance: Building Livable Communities with the Future of Technology | Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Technology is delivering the future today. We are in the midst of revolutions in e-commerce, automation, electrifi cation, and shared mobility and the public sector is not prepared. Done right, these disruptions could reshape our communities, allowing for the public to reclaim space, reduce congestion, and provide new economic opportunities. Done wrong, we could see reduced public space, depleting revenue, increased congestion, job losses, and further crumbling infrastructure. Congressman Blumenauer will share his vision for the federal government’s involvement to make our communities safer, healthier, and more economically secure.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon’s 3rd District

(+) 9:50 am | Learning from the Past for a Better City of the Future | Jeff Tumlin

To accommodate the last mobility revolution – 1929 to 1933 – we created the regulatory framework for the arrival of the automobile, including criminalizing walking for the fi rst time, and putting into law AAA’s marketing term, “jaywalking.” As a result of that regulatory prioritization of convenience over safety, 3.5 million Americans have died by automobile since 1929, nearly seven times those killed in wars. The current regulatory trajectory for autonomous vehicles has us point straight toward Susan Shaheen’s “Hell” scenario. What do cities, states, and well-intentioned technology companies need to be doing today to help us use this new technology for the public good?

Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard

(+) 10:10 am | The Future of Shared Mobility | Susan Shaheen

Transportation is arguably experiencing its most transformative revolution since the introduction of the automobile in the early 1900s. Concerns over climate change and equity are converging with dramatic technological advances. Although these changes— including shared mobility and automation—are rapidly altering the mobility landscape, predictions about the future of transportation are complex, nuanced, and widely debated. Dr. Susan Shaheen was among the fi rst to observe, research, and write about changing dynamics in shared mobility. She will review the latest research on shared mobility impacts, including effects on vehicle miles traveled, auto ownership, and greenhouse gas emissions. She will also discuss the forces driving the sharing economy and the likely scenarios through which automated vehicles will gain prominence in the future.

Susan Shaheen, Adjunct Professor & Director of Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley

(+) 10:30 am | The Evolution of Transit in the Time of AVs | Plenary Panel

From Boston, to New York, to San Francisco, early research suggests that transportation network companies (TNCs) are pulling transit riders, walkers, and bikers off their feet and into cars, potentially increasing vehicle miles and congestion. One fear is that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will exacerbate this problem. It doesn’t have to be that way. There is the potential for TNCs today, and AVs tomorrow, to work together to support transit. Transit experts from around the country will discuss some of the issues that they are facing today and will likely face in the future, what they’d like to try (pilot), and how communities can ensure that transit is viable now and in the future.

Matthew Dickens, Senior Policy Analyst, American Public Transportation Association
Sharon Feigon, Founder and Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Alan Lehto, Director of Business Planning & Asset Management, TriMet
Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Metro

(+) 11:10 am | Re-imagining Retail in an e-Commerce World | Plenary Panel

With over 7,000 retail stores closing in the US in 2017, there is little doubt that the retail industry is undergoing a fundamental change. Primary among them is a shift among consumers from shopping in stores to shopping online. Three real estate experts will discuss each other’s, and your, assumptions about why this change is occurring, the challenges and opportunities presented by e-commerce, and what the retail environment may look like in the future.

Adam Ducker, Managing Director, RCLCO
Noel Johnson, Principal, Cairn Pacific Collaborative
Philip Bretsch, Senior Manager, Investments at Regency Centers

(+) 11:50 am | Planning for the People: How Emerging Technologies Can Help or Harm the Most Vulnerable | Plenary Panel

While emerging technologies are often promoted as opportunities to dramatically increase safety, accessibility, and convenience, there is no guarantee that they will improve the lives of everyone. Historically disadvantaged people are the population most likely to be left behind. For example, about 1/3rd of low-income households don’t own a smartphone. Wheelchair users fi nd it hard to fi nd an accessible vehicle through a car—or ride-share service. And there are still people without credit cards or traditional banking that cannot order a ride or goods online. Finally, with so many communities facing staggering costs for housing, many people are wondering what risks and opportunities emerging technologies present for housing and transportation. Matt Hoffman from the Enterprise Community Partners and Sahar Shirazi will explore these issues and many more during this panel discussion.

Matt Hoffman, VP of Innovation, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Sahar Shirazi, Senior Planning Advisor, Governor's Office of Planning and Research - California

(+) 12:30 pm | Lunch | Nightmares and Dreams of our AV future | Robin Chase

We already live in a time of breathtaking change and uncertainty. Technology is moving so fast we’ve barely understood its implications before it becomes almost impossible to correct it’s expressed worst possibilities. Humanity is urbanizing and personal cars dominate every decision in cities. Layer in climate change with its unrelenting warming motion (Boston broke a 112 year record on February 21 with a high of 75 degrees.) And now: the imminent appearance of self driving cars. Left to slip into our cities with existing regulations and behaviors, they are going to wreck havoc with effects that ripple throughout the economy. BUT WAIT! I’m actually fi lled with optimism. These vehicles are giving us a miraculous opportunity for a do-over in cities. We just have to pay attention and take charge of of this transformation. We can create a world we want to live in, sustainable and just.

Robin Chase, Co-Founder of ZipCar, Veniam, & SharedMobilityPrinciples.org

1:45 pm | Session 1 | Concurrent Panels

        + How can urban planning engage with the AV revolution?

The autonomous vehicle revolution may bring many societal benefits, but uncertainty abounds with respect to AVs’ unintended consequences, requiring new a new approach to urban planning.
Noreen McDonald, Professor & Chair, Department of City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina
Tabitha Combs, Research Associate, University of North Carolina
T. William Lester, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina
Susan Handy, Professor, University of California at Davis

        + Low speed mobility in a new world

Experts share challenges and opportunities for low speed mobility, including walking and biking, in the new world of emerging technologies and autonomous mobility.

Jeff Owen, Senior Planner, Active Transportation, TriMet
Kati Rubinyi, President, Civic Projects
Peter Hurley, Senior Planner, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Drusilla Van Hengel, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
Jillian Detweiler, Executive Director, The Street Trust

        + Autonomous vehicles financial and budgetary implications for cities

The panel will speak to the types of financial and budgetary challenges that cities will face as autonomous vehicles become common place in society.

Benjamin Clark, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Konul Amrahova, PhD Candidate, Georgia State University & Georgia Institute of Technology
Lois Scott, Corporate Director, Chicago Stock Exchange
Mike Maciag, Data Editor, Governing Magazine
Brian Connery, Vice President, Municipal Securities, Morgan Stanley
William Riggs PhD, AICP, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco

        + Critical perspectives and recent work on the travel behavior implications of autonomous vehicles

Learn about some of the key potential travel behavioral impacts (on latent demand, vehicle ownership, travel time use, vehicle-miles-traveled, and overall travel demand) of self-driving vehicles.

Patrick Singleton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Aaron Golub, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Portland State University
Kelly Clifton, Ph.D., Professor, Portland State University
Giovanni Circella, Ph.D., Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis
Ron Milam AICP, PTP, Director of Advancing the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers No

        + The "Ama-zoning" of America

Technology is hastening the disruption of an already overbuilt retail environment and transportation system. Could companies like Amazon also disrupt the traditional paradigms of planning and economic development and if so, what might this look like and how do we adjust to this new landscape?

Rick Stein, AICP, Principal & Owner, Urban Decision Group and Urban Mobility Research Center
Kelly Rula, New Mobility Strategist, Seattle Dept. of Transportation
Justin Robbins, AICP, AV/CV Transportation Planner, HDR
Jason Sudy, AICP, Principal, OHM Advisors

        + Making smart cities equitable

This session presents an overarching vision of how a city could achieve far greater equity and inclusion by focusing on five priorities now for its Smart City strategy.

Matthew Hoffman, Vice President of Innovation, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Tiffany Manuel, Vice President of Knowledge, Impact, & Strategy, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Alexis Biddle, Urban Circuit Rider, 1000 Friends of Oregon

3:15 pm | Break

3:30 | Session 2 | Concurrent Panels

       + Dystopia or Utopia: What do we need to guide us to a positive outcome?

Despite their positive potential, the current trajectory of AVs could be disastrous for cities, social equity, public health, and other public goods; what do we need to do to ensure a positive outcome?

Gerry Tierney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
Amanda Eaken, Director of Transportation and Climate, Urban Solutions Program, National Resources Defense Council
Andrew Dick, Oregon Department of Transportation

       + Streets, sidewalks, stoops: Propellers, wheels, and batteries

This interactive session will address the growing need to coordinate the converging demands posed on public right-of-way by delivery robots and drones, dockless bikeshare and e-bikes. How do we proactively solve right-of-way conflicts for goods delivery, bikeshare and other active modes of transportation?
Mike Usen, Senior Transportation and Environmental Planner, DKS Associates
Lisa Nisenson, Lead for New Mobility, Alta Planning and Design
Gabriel Scheer, Director of Strategic Development, Limebike
Kelly Rula, New Mobility Strategist, Seattle Department of Transportation
Adrian Pearmine, National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles, DKS Associates
David Catania, Starship Technologies

       + Pricing as a demand management tool

If AVs are primarily shared fleets and electric, then a significant source of funding for transportation – motor fuels taxes and vehicle registration fees – could decrease drastically. This session explores the threats to existing transportation funding and the opportunities AVs provide to use pricing as a transportation demand management tool to make road usage more efficient.

Tyler Frisbee, Policy and Innovation Manager, Metro
Art Pearce, Policy Planning and Projects Group Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Angela DeLuca, Sustainable Land Use Fellow in the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Center, University of Oregon

       + Effective decision-making for freight-efficient land uses

This session plans to involve the land use and freight planners, as well as academics in a discussion about freight-efficient land uses, and how emergent trends could impact decisions made in metropolitan areas.

José Holguín-Veras, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Catherine Lawson, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, State University of New York

       + Are stores doomed? Urban retail in the e-commerce age

This session will explore the challenges and opportunities for urban retail to thrive in the new era of e-commerce, bringing together academic and professional experts in the field of retail and walkable urbanism.

Conrad Kickert, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, University of Cincinnati - School of Planning
Vikas Mehta, PhD, Associate Professor of Urbanism; Fruth/Gemini Chair; Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design, University of Cincinnati - School of Planning
Heather Arnold, Principal of Research + Analysis, StreetSense

       + BEEP: Science Fiction: Built environment professionals foretell our possible futures, shaped by new technologies

The Built Environment Professionals (BEEP) are sponsoring this session of fast and fun lightning talks (20 slides / 20 seconds per slide) on how technology will shape the built environment.

Kirsten Tilleman, AICP, Environmental & Safety/Security Planner, WS
Madeline Carroll, Designer/Consultant, Madeline B Carroll Design
Emily Buckberg, Masters of Architecture Student, University of Oregon
Joel Hill and Matt Hlavaty, Humber Design Group
Sabrina Ortiz Luna, Masters of Architecture Student, University of Oregon
Ryan McCullough, Ankrom Moisan Architects
Steph Nappa, Masters of Community and Regional Planning, University of Oregon
Luke Ralston, Masters of Architecture Student, University of Oregon
Jeff Schnabel, Portland State University School of Architecture
Nic Smith, Associate / Architect, Hacker
Ric Stephens, Stephens Planning and Design
Jenna Whitney, Masters of Community and Regional Planning Student, University of Oregon

5:15 pm | Reception

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

8:30 am | Session 3 | Concurrent Panels

        + Navigating regulatory potholes impacting technology and mobility

This session will provide national regulatory update concerning emerging technologies, including on-demand mobility, driverless and connected vehicles, and offer best policy practices around safe and effective implementation of emerging technologies in communities in coordination with evolving federal and state requirements.

Gregory Rodriguez, Attorney/Advocate, Best Best & Krieger
Greg Rogers, Policy Analyst/Assistant Editor, Eno Center for Transportation
Pete Gould, Advocate, Shared Mobility Strategies LLC

        + Living Streets

Innovations in AV technology could inspire a greener, safer, and radically pedestrian-centric streetscape.

Jerome Unterreiner, Senior Urban Designer and Vice President, HOK
Sterling Rung, ASLA, Project Designer, PLACE
Dylan Morgan, Urban Designer, PLACE
Rae Smith, AICP, Senior Urban Designer, HOK

        + Impacts of technological change on state and local budgets

How will technological changes impact the fiscal sustainability of state and local governments over the next 5 to 15 years and how can policymakers prepare?

Mary Murphy, Project Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts
William Fox, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Tennessee
Donald Boyd, Principal, Boyd Research

        + The role of transit in an automated future

Cities can harness the power of automation to provide new forms of transit while enhancing urban design and livability and protecting equity in mobility.

Michelle Poyourow, Principal Associate, Jarret Walker Associates
Lorna Parkins, AICP, Vice President-Transportation Planning, Michael Baker International
Ron Milam, AICP, PTP, Director of Evolving the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers

        + Planning for retail in an on-line world

This session, led by leading retail real estate advisors and planners of mixed-use places, will explore the impact of e-commerce on urban places and will offer a set of solutions to mitigate the impact and allow communities to take advantage of opportunities during this time of transition.

Larisa Ortiz, Principal, Larisa Ortiz Associates LLC
David Greensfelder, Managing Principal, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate LLC
Christopher Beynon, AICP, Principal, MIG Inc.

        + A Shared Future: How the sharing economy impacts the future of the city

The growth of the sharing economy is expanding and changing the possibilities for how people will live and work, and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurship. In this panel, we will explore the implications for how homesharing and coworking could impact the built environment and where regulatory oversight may or may not be needed.

Steve Gutmann, Senior Account Manager, moovel
Steve Hoyt-McBeth, Project Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Active Transportation Division
Andrew Kalloch, Public Policy Attorney, Airbnb
Rebecca Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor and Sustainable Cities Initiative Research Director, University of Oregon
Amanda Loper, Principal, David Baker Architects

10:00 am | Break

10:15 am | Session 4 | Concurrent Events

        + Planning for an Automated Tomorrow, Beginning Today

Learn how cities and regions are developing plans and changing practices in preparation for AVs and other emerging technologies.

Eliot Rose, Senior Technology Strategist, Metro
Peter Hurley, Senior Transportation Policy Planner, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Jeff Owen, Senior Planner, Active Transportation, TriMet

        + The future of the curb

In this session, participants and audience members will hear from cities and the private sector that are capturing more value out of their curbs – keeping travel lanes moving, and more efficiently using street space to meet city goals.

Gillian Gillett, Transportation Policy Advisor, City of San Francisco
Allison Wylie, Transportation & Mobility Policy Associate, Uber
Greg Rogers, Policy Analyst/Assistant Editor, Eno Center for Transportation

        + Reshaping cities in a post-parking world: A real estate development perspective

This session will consider the real estate development ramifications if shared/autonomous vehicle fleets eliminate the need for parking within urban developments and how project-level changes may propagate to reshape urban form.

Ian Carlton, Project Director & Co-Founder, ECONorthwest & MapCraft.io
Lisa Abuaf, Development Manager, Prosper Portland
Noel Johnson, Principal, Cairn Pacific Collaborative
Eric Cress, Principal, UD+P

        + Equity impacts of shared/electric/connected/autonomous vehicles

This session will explore the equity impacts of connected/automated vehicles through the lenses of gender, urban v. rural, age/ability, and socioeconomics, and discuss case studies and tools practitioners can use to harness new technologies to benefit all.

Veronica Siranosian, AICP, LEED GA, Director, AECOM Ventures/Transportation, AECOM
Ryan Snyder, Principal, Transpo Group
Amanda Eaken, Director, Transportation and Climate, NRDC
Jana Lynott, AICP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP

        + Reworking our Malls and Retail

This session will look at the the challenges of the current retail and mall market and what people are doing to revitalize them.

Chad Curry, Managing Director, Center for REALTOR Technology, National Association of REALTORS

        + Long Range Thinking and Systems Change: Three examples from the Bay Area

In an age of age of on-demand, door-to-door, autonomy, big data, housing shortages, sea level rise and rising inequality, three government and civic organization are leading multi-issue, multi-sector planning conversations about the uncertain future of Bay Area cities and region.

Ratna Amin, Transportation Policy Director, SPUR
Amanda Brown-Stevens, Managing Director, Resilient by Design
Doug Johnson, Transportation Planning Manager, San Francisco Planning Department

11:45 am | Lunch on Your Own | Travel to Workshops

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Workshops | Various Locations

        + An AV for Everyone: Shared mobility and equity

This workshop will explore solutions to the many barriers that people of color, low-income households, and others face to using shared mobility, using pilot projects from Portland's Cully neighborhood as case studies.

Eliot Rose, Technology Strategist, Metro
Vivian Satterfield, Deputy Director, OPAL
Zach Henkin, Deputy Director, Forth
Aaron Golub, PhD, Associate Professor, Portland State University
Ingrid Fish, Electric Vehicle Policy Lead, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Tim Navarrette, Community Manager, ReachNow
Jon Isaacs, Public Affairs Manager, Oregon & Frontier, Uber

        + Build it and they won’t come: The parking revolution

How the future with shared mobility, technology, and pricing will change how we think about building more parking.

Matt Shelden, AICP, Director, Planning & Innovation Planning, Environment & Project Development Department, Sound Transit
Jemae Hoffman, ENV SP, EastLink Light Rail Development Manager (2018) Director for Sustainable Cities (through Dec 2017) and formerly from VIA (2017) Sound Transit (2018)
Mark Hallenbeck, Director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of Washington
Dylan Glosecki, Co Chair AIA Seattle, Urban Design Forum, Senior Architect, VIA Architecture and Planning
Frank Ching, MBA, CPP, Board of Director & Executive Officer– National Parking Association Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning Parking Management & Shared Mobility, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)

        + Building a street of the future: A playbook of action for delivering green, complete and smart streets

A masterclass on designing and building the street of the future, which showcases green, complete, and smart street concepts.

Adam Beck, PIA, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Chris Isles, PIA, Director of Planning, Place Design Group

        + Designing for the future livable city: How do we put people first in street design?

An interactive panel and workshop exploring principles and metrics behind a people-first approach to designing streets and cities for future mobility.

Gerry Tierney, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Aaron Knorr, Registered Architect (PA), LEED AP BD+C, Senior Architect, Perkins+Will
Meg Merritt, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
Art Pearce, Policy, Planning and Projects Group Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation

        + Emerging technologies and the future of street design

(NOTE: The workshop Evolution of Suburban Arterials in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles has merged with this workshop.) Hands-on, interactive exploration of the possible ways in which emerging technologies could and/or should change the way city streets look and function.

Lake McTighe, Urban and Regional Planner, Metro
Karla Kingsley, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates, Inc.
Hermanus Steyn, Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson and Associates, Inc.
Michael Corrente, Landscape Designer, GreenWorks
Denver Igarta, Complete Streets Planning Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Radcliffe Dacanay, City Planner, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Mollie Pellon, Technology and Transporation Manager, NACTO
Anna Slatinsky, Planning Division Manager, City of Beaverton
Todd Juhasz, Transportation Division Manager, City of Beaverton
Erin Wardell, Principal Transportation Planner, Washington County

        + Framework design for the next generation industrial neighborhood

This workshop session will engage a variety of experts in creating a conceptual framework to guide the evolution of a close-in industrial district into a livable, mixed-activity industrial neighborhood that integrates, autonomous mobility, e-commerce, and the sharing economy.

Tim Smith, AICP, AIA, Principal, Urban Design + Planning, SERA Architects
Wilfred Pinfold, CEO, Urban Systems, Inc

        + Friends or Foes? AV, bicyclists, and pedestrians: What do we need to know, and how will we learn it?

This workshop will cover what we know about AVs, pedestrians, and bicyclists, and brainstorm research gaps and work together in small groups to identify ideas to inspire future research on the topic.
Rebecca Sanders, PhD, Head of Research, Toole Design Group
Marc Schlossberg, PhD, Co-Director, Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon
William Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Justin Owens, PhD, Research Scientist, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

        + Futureproofing development in the OMSI District

This workshop will explore the strategies the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) should adopt to “future-proof” development in the OMSI District, which is within Portland’s Innovation Quadrant.

Carol Gossett, Property Development Manager, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Nancy Stueber, President/CEO, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Speaker
Local developers will also speak at this workshop.

        + Land valuation impacts

Fast, fun, and collaborative – workshop organizers will test your assumptions about autonomous vehicle (AV) impacts on land valuation and site development potential in near real-time.
Jason Sudy, AICP, Principal, OHM Advisors; Urban Mobility Research Center
Rick Stein, AICP, Principal & Owner, Urban Decision Group, Urban Mobility Research Center
Justin Robbins, AICP, AV/CV Transportation Planner, HDR; Urban Mobility Research Center

        + Parking and the future of mobility: How to build for two realities

People who touch different aspects of the development process share how they are adapting to changing travel behavior, new mobility technologies, and an uncertain transportation future.

Joshua Karlin-Resnick, Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
Francis Weld, Vice President, Strategy and Development, San Francisco Giants
Bryce Payne, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, HomeStreet Bank
Chris Zahas, Managing Principal, Leland Consulting Group
Eric Cress, Principal, Urban Development + Partners

        + Pedestrian Interrupted: The AV impact on Tampa’s quest for a walkable downtown

A public transportation AV pilot program is coming to downtown Tampa and could disrupt the City’s walkable connectivity.

Taryn Sabia, Assoc. AIA, RUDC Chair, Director, Associate Professor Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Adam Fritz, Assoc. AIA, Co-Founder, Urban Charrette, Inc. / OutsideIN Architecture
Brian Cook, ASLA, Assistant Professor, Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Joshua Frank, Assoc. AIA, Vice President, Urban Charrette, Inc.

        + Scenario planning for an uncertain future

Learn how the concept of scenario planning can be used to engage the public in discussion about the future of land use, transportation, and real estate.

Lisa Nisenson, New Mobility Advisor, Alta Planning + Design
Alex Steinberger, Project Manager, Fregonese Associates
Jean Crowther, AICP, New Mobility Group Lead, Alta Planning + Design
Ken Snyder, Programming Director, Radian|PlaceMatters

        + The price to pay for easy AV travel

This session will collaboratively examine the future of demand management and identify tools, old and new, we need in our toolbox to mitigate the demand and land use implications of widespread AV adoption.

Lauren Mattern, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
Owen Ronchelli, Executive Director, Go Lloyd Disrict
Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Employee Outreach/Bike Program Manager, Go Lloyd
Tom Brennan, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
Peter Demster, Strategy and Market Development, ReachNow

        + Transit agency focus in an era of new mobility

Help guide a transit agency and partners to focus on clear next steps to meet the challenges of operating transit services in a new mobility landscape to provide effective, efficient, and equitable transit service in the future.

Eric Hesse, Strategic Planning Coordinator, TriMet
Jeff Owen, Senior Planner, Active Transportation, TriMet
Jeb Doran, Senior Project Manager, TriMet
Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard
Veronica Siranosian, Director, AECOM Ventures/Transportation

        + Where'd all the money go? Opportunities and challenges for local government finances

This workshop will allow participants to join a structured exploration of the likely challenges for local government finance as on-line retail grows and autonomous vehicles take to the road.

Lorelei Juntunen, Partner/Project Director, ECONorthwest
Josh Lehner, State Economist, State of Oregon
Lisa Abuaf, Development Manager, Prosper Portland

5:30pm | Happy Hour - Shark Tank: Special Edition sponsored by Fehr & Peers, Basecamp Brewing Company or dinner on your own

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

(+) 9:00 am | Setting the Stage: What we Heard | Becky Steckler

With two days of keynote speakers, sessions, and workshops, Becky Steckler, AICP, Urbanism Next Program manager will set the stage for Wednesday’s panels by summarizing what we’ve heard so far, focusing on key takeaways from the conference speakers, sessions, and workshops.

Becky Steckler, AICP, Urbanism Next Program Manager, University of Oregon

(+) 9:20 am | Strategic Communications and Emerging Technologies | Donna Davis

As emerging technologies disrupt how we live, move, and conduct business in cities, professionals will need to effectively and strategically communicate how these changes impact cities and what cities can do about it while engaging their audiences. This session will provide a high-level foundational “how-to” session for agencies and organizations who need to effectively communicate and frame this topic with key audiences.

Donna Davis, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Research and Director of the Strategic Communication MA Program

(+) 9:40 am | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: INDUSTRY | Plenary Panel

Many of the impacts of emerging technologies will be determined, in part, by what industry leaders decide to do. Industry leaders take the stage during this panel to talk about how they see their industries adopting and expanding technology.

Matt Hoffman, VP of Innovation, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Debs Schrimmer, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
Stonly Baptiste, Co-Founder and Partner at Urban Us, Investment Partner at Urban-X Accelerator by BMW/Mini, Teacher at University of Chicago BOoth School of Business
Rick Woidyla, Business Development and Strategic Planning Manager, Verizon

(+) 10:20 am | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: RESEARCH | Plenary Panel

Emerging technologies will disrupt how we plan and develop cities. Are we asking the right questions to ensure we understand the issues and the impacts? Leading scholars from around the country will come together in this panel to discuss what they’ve learned so far and what they hope to study in the future.

David Rouse, FAICP, Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association
Giovanni Circelli, PhD, Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Conrad Kickert, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, University of Cincinnati
Rebecca Lewis, PhD University of Oregon
William Riggs, PhD Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Management

(+) 11:00 am | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Professionals | Plenary Panel

Some of the fi rst people that will have to respond to the impacts of emerging technologies are the planners, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and developers working in communities across the country. How do the professions need to adapt to this disruption?

Tim Smith, AICP, Principal, SERA Architects
David Rouse, FAICP, Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association
David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, 1100 Architect and 2017 President, AIA – New York
Mary Stewart, Senior Design Associate, Alta Planning + Design, Inc.

(+) 11:40 am | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Governing | Plenary Panel

At the end of the day, it is the policies and regulations that elected offi cials adopt at the local, state, and national level that will determine how emerging technologies impact cities and city development. This panel will discuss how cities from Pittsburgh to Portland are tackling these issues and how other cities around the country should prepare.

Kil Huh, Senior Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Martha Bennett, ICMA Board Member and COO, Metro
Alex Pazuchanics, Assistant Director of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburg
Mollie Pelon, Technology and City Transportation Manager, NACTO
Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation

(+) 12:20 pm | The Last Word | Nico Larco

No one has all the answers, but we do need to be asking the right questions. The Urbanism Next Conference brings together a truly interdisciplinary group of people from the private, public, and academic sectors. These are the people dealing with the impacts that technological changes are already having upon cities and will continue to have in the future. Urbanism Next lead for the University of Oregon, Nico Larco, AIA, will refl ect on what we learned at the conference and the work we all still have to do.

Nico Larco, Urbanism Next Lead, SCI Co-Director, and Associate Professor, University of Oregon

12:30 pm | Adjourn

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