Urbanism Next Conference 2019


Conference organizers are applying for continuing education credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners (CMs) and the American Institute of Architects (LU/HSWs). Landscape architects are encouraged to self-report their attendance at conference sessions per the requirements of their state licensure boards.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

8:00 am - 3:00 pm | Registration | White Stag Building

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Full-Day Workshop

        + Urbanism Next for Elected Officials and Government Leaders – How new mobility, autonomous vehicles, e-commerce and the sharing economy impact cities

The way people get around their communities, shop for clothes, order delivery, or even look for places to stay when traveling is radically different from how people did those things a decade ago. Rapid technological advances in the areas of automation, new mobility, e-commerce, and the sharing economy are behind these behavioral shifts, and there’s no indication that the stream of innovations around these technologies is going to dry up anytime soon. If anything, things are just getting started, and what comes next could not only change transport choices or shopping habits, but fundamentally change urban landscapes forever. This all-day workshop is designed to help decision makers understand how new mobility, autonomous vehicles, e-commerce, and the sharing economy impact land use, transportation, urban design, and real estate. Government leaders need to understand the challenges and opportunities that these technologies could bring so they can harness them to achieve community goals around equity, health, the economy, and the environment. This workshop will help decision makers understand the issues surrounding emerging technology, the questions they need to ask, the stakeholders that need to engage, and the next steps they need to take to make sure their organizations are well prepared for the changes ahead.

Nico Larco, AIA, Urbanism Next Director and Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon
Leah Treat, Managing Director, Nelson\Nygaard
Rick Stein, Principal and Owner, Urban Decision Group
Jason Sudy, National Lead Transportation Technology, HDR
Kelly Rula, New Mobility, Climate, and Urban Freight, Seattle Department of Transportation
Rebecca Lewis, PhD, Sustainable Cities Institute Research Director and Assistant Professor of Planning, University of Oregon
Benjamin Clark, PhD, Professor of Public Administration, University of Oregon
Aaron Milano, Manager, Transportation Electrification, PGE

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Concurrent Half-Day Workshops

        + Autonomous Urbanism: Impacts and Opportunities of Emerging Mobility Technologies

Emerging mobility technologies, from autonomous vehicles and rapid transit to rideshare and dock-free devices, are changing the urban landscape. A group of design and planning leaders from ASLA's New Mobility and Emerging Technologies Subcommittee will host a workshop that looks beyond technological boosterism to the impacts and opportunities of these innovations for the built environment. The workshop will begin with a high-level overview of the potential risks and rewards of new mobility technologies. This introduction will be followed by a charrette in which breakout groups apply emerging mobility technologies to a range of prototypical settings. Sample locations from the Portland area include a suburban industrial area, a mixed use neighborhood, and a downtown corridor. Teams will examine the relationship between new technologies and existing transportation in these places, as well as their influence on land use and public space. Teams will imagine alternative futures that harness technology in support of more humane, sustainable, and equitable communities.

Nathaniel Cormier, ASLA, LEED AP, Landscape Studio Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Yadan Luo, Landscape Designer, OLIN
Jeb Doran, ASLA, Senior Project Manager, TriMet
Allysha Lorber, ASLA, AICP, Senior Associate, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

        + Beyond Streets to Intersections & Districts: Hacking the Design of the Multi-modal Street in the Autonomous Future

How can streets be better designed to support emerging and disruptive transportation and logistics? Can these designs be extended to intersections, corridors and districts that support livability and sustainability? During past years, academics and planners have worked to understand how automated vehicles can be integrated onto city streets, and to develop design and policy scenarios to propose aspirational streets of the future. Structured as an interactive workshop, this session will begin with a presentation on the design and policy landscape followed by a dialogue between academics, practicing planners and private sector innovators. Throughout the presentation, participants will be asked to answer questions via an interactive poll that will be used to highlight strengths and weaknesses of future visions as well as hopes and fears of participants. Following this, participants will work in groups to produce design and related policy concepts for intersections and districts. This will be done using a handful of interactive online tools and with the Urbanism Next Rethinking the Street vision as the primary street prototype. Upon extending this prototype, participant groups will list and develop potential designs, policies, financial strategies and near-term actions that can be implemented to achieve these visions. The workshop will conclude with a group discussion led by panelists responding to the ideas and workshop participants reacting to both the presented ideas and the panelists' responses.

Rebecca Sanders, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Bruce Appleyard, PhD, AICP, Professor, San Diego State University
Calvin Thigpen, PhD, Policy Research Manager, Lime
Rob Burchfield, PE, Senior Engineer, Toole Design Group

        + Lane Gain: Designing, marketing, and delivering increased throughput through transit-only lanes

Many cities have established that shifting general purpose lanes to transit priority or transit dedicated lanes is crucial to moving people efficiently. However logical, the optics of removing a lane for automobiles is at best, a slow and technically challenging process and at worst, a toxic political no-go. This workshop will uncover common themes and creative ways to overcome serious challenges through a range of case stories: success stories and struggling projects. We will also explore how this dynamic will shift with autonomous-only lanes and debate the pros and cons of shared stops and lane space for public and private providers.

Tom Brennan, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
Joe Iacobucci, DPC, Director of Transit, Sam Schwartz
Liz Brisson, Major Corridors Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

        + Physical and Virtual Aspects of the Mobility Hub - Landing them here and now in a shifting landscape

Mobility hubs are places where multimodal mobility services converge in a public space that is designed to facilitate convenient, safe and accessible transfer between modes, transforming today's transit stations into dynamic hubs of community interaction and opportunities. More than just a place to make a transfer, mobility hubs will aggregate the multitudinous mobility modes and technologies into a single physical and digital environment. In this half day workshop, come join experts and collaborate to design adaptable, flexible and future-proof facilities including the details of policy, design and implementation alongside peers and agency partners. We will test mobility hub concepts at real sites with TriMet, Sound Transit and King County Metro, exploring both retrofit scenarios on legacy systems. Teams will layout the physical space requirements for various mobility services, and learn about the digital and virtual tools with physical implications like geo-fencing.

Jeff Owen, Strategic Planning Coordinator, TriMet
Bob Hastings, Project Manager Real Estate Commercialization, TriMet
Brian Brooke, Deputy Director of Innovation and Performance, Sound Transit
Abby Chazanow, Transportation Planner Mobility Innovation, Sound Transit
James McGrath, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
Lauren Squires, Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
Terra Curtis, Senior Associate, Emerging Mobility Co-Lead, Nelson\Nygaard
Gerry Tierney, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal & Co-Director Mobility Lab, Perkins+Will
Michael Austin, AICP, LEED AP ND, Senior Urban Designer & Campus Planner & Associate, Perkins+Will
Ingrid Stromberg, LEED Green Associate, Urban Design Knowledge Manager & Associate, Perkins+Will

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Concurrent Half-Day Workshops

        + Adapting our Neighborhoods, Streets and Homes to E-Commerce - A Study Workshop

With the continuing rise of on-line shopping, at the expense of bricks and mortar stores, the US is experiencing the highest rate of mall and retail closures on record. People are still buying merchandise, so how is it getting to our door step and what does our "door step" need to become to receive all of this merchandise? How are our curbs, lobbies and porches coping with this? Are our streets to be forever blocked by double-parked delivery trucks? Are we going to need to share sidewalks with autonomous delivery Sherpas? How will we accommodate a delivery drone air force? And what happens to our former retail hubs and the local and state sales taxes that they generate? Participate in a workshop that will examine neighborhood delivery & pick-up, re-purposing of regional retail malls, impacts on multi-unit housing lobbies and mailrooms as they adapt to this changing retail paradigm.

Gerry Tierney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal & Co-Director Mobility Lab, Perkins+Will
Joe Poirier, Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
Michael Austin, AICP, LEED AP ND, Senior Urban Designer & Campus Planner, Perkins+Will
Martin Leitner, Senior Associate & Practice Leader, Perkins+Will
Mary Catherine Snyder, Parking Strategist, Seattle Department of Transportation

        + Land Valuation Impacts of AVs

Fast, fun and collaborative - what will be the AV impacts on land valuation and site development potential? We've updated the 2018 workshop to be even more real-time and multi-regional. You bring the knowledge and assumptions about the value of land in an AV future and we'll test your scenarios in two metro areas currently guided by different land use and transportation policy approaches. The group process will include more targeted discussion and a greater number of modeled outcomes for comparison. The results will be analyzed in near real-time, so come see your ideas put into action!

Jason Sudy, National Lead, Transportation Technology Planning, HDR
Ian Carlton, Project Director, ECONorthwest
Rick Stein, AICP, Principal & Owner, Urban Decision Group and Urban Mobility Research Center
Justin Robbins, AICP, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Planner, HDR

        + Micromobility and Transit Service Delivery Opportunities in the Underserved Edges

For residents living in the lower-density edges of urban areas, the lack of frequent and reliable mobility creates a barrier to economic opportunity and freedom of choice. Lower-income residents are locating in cities' edges where housing is more affordable, but transportation options are limited. Non-standard work and lifestyle schedules place more challenges on lower income residents whose travel needs do not match the orientation of fixed route transit for rush hour trips to downtown. This session will consider ways to meet the needs of these areas more effectively though emerging mobility services, innovative technologies, and new institutional arrangements. This session will appraise ways that agencies are providing disadvantaged users access to dockless vehicles, trip planning, payment platforms, and multimodal network integration. Panelists will explore the efficacy of these efforts, if they are in the right direction, and if there is more we could be doing to create more equitable outcomes.

Ken Zatarain, Senior Planning Manager, WSP
Rachel Zack, Policy Strategist, Remix
Eric Hesse, Supervising Planner, Policy Innovation + Regional Collaboration, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
Jean Crowther, AICP, Senior Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design
Hazel Scher, Senior Associate and Southern California Transit Sector Lead, Nelson\Nygaard
Bibiana McHugh, Mobility & Location-Based Services Manager, TriMet
Kevin Chambers, Founder and Principal, Full Path Technology

5:30-8:30PM | Lightning Talks | Urban Studio

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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

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

The University of Oregon's Jane Gordon, Nico Larco, and Becky Steckler welcome attendees to the 2019 National Urbanism Next Conference.

Jane Gordon, Vice Provost for Portland, University of Oregon
Nico Larco, AIA Urbanism Next Lead, SCI Co-Director, and Professor, University of Oregon
Becky Steckler, AICP, Urbanism Next Program Director, University of Oregon

(+) 9:30 am | E-Commerce, Last Mile Delivery, and the Impact on Cities | Sucharita Kodali

Retail is a cutthroat business and companies are finding they need to be nimble and adapt quickly to changing consumer behavior and shopping trends. An online presence and mobile strategy is now required for brands that want to survive and thrive. Even as online sales grow, customers continue to come into stores to purchase items and browse the aisles. Understanding evolving consumer behavior and desires is critical for success. Sucharita Kodali from Forrester will share her insights on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and the implications of these trends for cities. She will also share insights into the state of e-commerce and projects for the future - specifically who is winning and why, how companies and communities are managing eCommerce deliveries, and how delivery trends could change in the short- and the long-term.

Sucharita Kodali, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

(+) 9:50 am | Public/Private Partnerships Producing Positive Payoffs | Plenary Panel

New mobility services present an unprecedented opportunity to improve the movement of people and goods in cities around the world. But without guidance and coordination, these services could bring increased congestion and conflicts. Hear how industry and government officials from Los Angeles and Denver work together with their public and private counterparts to harness technology and achieve community goals. From tackling first/last mile issues to understanding real-world implications of autonomous vehicles, these speakers have a lot to share.

Terra Curtis, Senior Associate, Emerging Mobility Co-Lead, Nelson\Nygaard
Nolan Borgman, Senior Transportation Planner, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro
Andrei Greenawalt, Head of Public Policy, Via
Michael Ford, Chief Operating Officer, Denver Regional Transportation District
Katie Stevens, Sr. Director of Government Relations, West, Lime

10:30 am | Break

(+) 10:45 am | New Mobility and Public Transit: Keys to the Kind of Cities We Want | Bruce Schaller

Carshare, bikeshare, rideshare and other forms of new mobility promised a transformation in urban transportation. But the actual record is mixed, with ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft adding to traffic congestion and drawing public transit riders. Impacts could easily by magnified if autonomous vehicles accelerate the growth of ride-hail trips. Cities need guide development of these new services based on a clear vision of how they fit in cities and complement high-capacity public transit. This vision should be driven by what kind of city we want to live in, addressing not just mobility but also core values related to opportunity and inequality in jobs, housing and transportation. Bruce Schaller will discuss what key takeways from his research on Uber and Lyft, the big picture about wages, productivity and housing affordability, and what it means for public transit and new mobility.

Bruce Schaller, Principal, Schaller Consulting

(+) 11:15 am | See the Forest for the Trees — Making Space for Urban Forests | Martha Schwartz

New mobility technologies give us an unprecedented opportunity to reimagine our streets and public spaces. While most transportation planners are asking how to redesign our streets for a different configuration of modes, landscape architects are asking how communities can reclaim that space for environmental services and beauty. Martha Schwartz, principal and founder of Martha Schwartz partners argues that new mobility services and eventually autonomous vehicles present an opportunity to re-forest our cities. Reclaiming space for trees makes our communities more resilient and able to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change. She presents a call to action for cities to combine natural systems and climate adaptation in the redesign of public spaces and streets.

Martha Schwartz, FASLA, Principal and Founder, Martha Schwartz Partners

11:45 am | Lunch

(+) 12:00 pm | Future Proof: Translating Climate, Economy, & Health Outcomes Into Tangible Change on City Streets | Gabe Klein & Story Bellows

Residents are tired of hearing why cities (and companies) "can't" do things and want to see action, from new mobility services to safer streets. Gabe and Story will talk from firsthand experience making big directional change in public sector institutions — Gabe in Chicago and Washington D.C. as the head of both transportation departments, and Story in Philadelphia and New York City building and leading innovation teams — but also from their perch at Cityfi and Gabe at Fontinalis Partners working with start-ups, established companies and cities around the world on fast-actionable plans. Technological change is happening — we need to harness the change to create tangible results on city streets.We are in an age when there is no more time to waste; the planet, our lives (and livelihood) are depending on it, and public and private collaboration on entirely new models will be necessary.

Gabe Klein, Founding Partner, Cityfi
Story Bellows, Partner, Cityfi

1:15 pm | Session 1 | Concurrent Panels

        + A Collaborative Strategy for Frictionless Regional Mobility

Public transportation agencies are currently challenged on a frontier to redefine themselves and define a new future for frictionless mobility beyond boundaries. Private-public partnerships are more critical than ever. Government needs to pause, reevaluate, and shift in response to the future of regional immobility. See what TriMet and local partners are doing to leverage technology, data and policy in this new space to create a truly Smart City with a MaaS platform.

Bibiana McHugh, Mobility & Location-Based Services Manager, TriMet
Adrian Pearmine, National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles, DKS Associates
AJ O'Connor, Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems, TriMet
Eliot Rose, Senior Technology Strategist, Metro
Kevin Martin, Smart City PDX Manager, City of Portland

        + Smart Cities for the Rest of Us: The Implications of New Transportation Technologies for Those Left Out of the Urban Revolution

This session examines how the conversation about new mobility platforms may be different for smaller cities and rural communities, and in places where growth, investment, and the political will for necessary regulation is not assured. Speakers will identify specific policy and planning strategies to ensure new transportation technologies work for communities that may currently be left out of the conversation.

Tara Goddard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Daniel Piatkowski, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Arlie Adkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Giovanni Circella, PhD, Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, University of California Davis
Jennifer Toothaker, Project Manager, City of Tucson / Adjunct Lecturer, University of Arizona

        + The Ama-zoning of America Continues: It's a Matter of TIME

At some point in the near-future, everything that consumers can purchase in stores will be available online for the same price or approximately the same price. That will leave only one battleground left for which "e-tailers" like Amazon and Walmart will compete - the TIME between ordering goods and when the goods are delivered. The resulting impacts will be felt by commercial and warehouse/industrial zones, along the transportation network and within residential neighborhoods (including the curb), and the design, regulatory, and development implications could be profound.

Rick Stein, AICP, Principal & Owner, Urban Decision Group & Urban Mobility Research Center
Kelly Rula, New Mobility, Climate, and Urban Freight, Seattle Department of Transportation
Justin Robbins, AICP, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Planner, HDR
Jason Sudy, AICP, National Lead, Transportation Technology Planning, HDR

        + Bringing the Curb Back: How Cities are Innovating in 20ft

In today's rapidly evolving mobility marketplace, there is nothing more precious than urban curb space. People have more mobility options than ever before, and as a result, the design of our streets, cities and physical infrastructure is changing dramatically. At a time when cities across the globe are working to prioritize, preserve and protect the public right-of-way, hear from four cities on how they are harnessing technology to innovate on their streets. Hear about the public-private partnerships that are enabling rapid transformation and adaptation.

Sabrina Sussman, Manager of Public Partnerships, Zipcar
Alex Keating, Director of Special Projects, New York City Department of Transportation
Alex Pazuchanics, Assistant Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh
Mari Hunter Principal Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Evian Patterson, Associate Director, Parking and Ground Transportation Division, District Department of Transportation

        + What digital and Policy Infrastructure Do Cities Need to Shape the Impact of New Transportation Technology?

Cities and governments are faced with the need to manage the interaction of emerging and future transportation modes with existing private and public transportation. The impacts on congestion, the environment, and social equity of TNCs, scooters, and autonomous vehicles are not fully understood. Yet, as these technologies may mature and reach scale quickly, stakeholders are looking for policies and technological solutions that will help them achieve manageable outcomes and will adapt and scale as new modes grow. This panel will explore a range of policy frameworks that could govern tradeoffs between transportation modes and help cities accomplish social goals through pricing and other incentives.

Amitai Bin-Nun, Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation, Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)
Austin Brown, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, UC Davis
Rasheq Zarif, Tech Sector Leader, Future of Mobility Practice, Deloitte Consulting
Edward Bernardon, Vice President, Strategic Automotive Initiatives, Siemens PLM
Regina Clewlow, CEO & Co-Founder, Populus

        + Harnessing Shared Mobility Data to Help Cities Redesign Streets of the Future

Over the past decade, the pace at which new shared mobility services such as Uber, Lyft, and now shared bikes and scooters has rapidly accelerated. As these services generate billions of data points on how people’s transportation patterns are changing, cities are starting to access a new wealth of data for the future of transportation planning. This session will explore how cities are leveraging data from shared services to evaluate their impacts on equity and efficiency goals. Featuring experts from the public and private sector, we will discuss how new micromobility companies are partnering with cities to deliver data that can help them redesign the streets of the future.

Kansas Waugh, Director of Mobility Partnerships, Populus
Marla Westervelt, Senior Manager of Urban Partner Solutions, Bird
Beaudry Kock, Head of Policy Initiatives, Spin
Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland Department of Transportation
Art Pearce, Policy, Planning and Projects Group Manager, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

2:45 pm | Break

3:00 | Session 2 | Concurrent Panels

       + Big Ideas for the Heart of Seattle

Seattle is developing a framework plan that defines a shared urban design and mobility vision for the heart of Seattle. This 2035 vision identifies opportunities for public spaces and transportation improvements that will serve Seattle's core neighborhoods as they continue to densify. This planning effort is a collaboration between six planning and transportation agencies to support sustainable transportation, strengthen healthy communities, and provide equitable access to mobility choices.

Chris Saleeba, PLA, MPH, Senior Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation
Magda Hogness, Architect & Urban Designer, Placemaking Team, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
Paul Roybal, Senior Transportation Planner for Transit Route Facilities, King County Metro Transit
Jacqueline Gruber, AICP, Senior Economic Development Manager, Downtown Seattle Association
Diane Wiatr, AICP, Principal Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation

       + Valuing and Managing the Public Right Of Way

Curbside management, congestion pricing, and per-mile fees are being mentioned as tools to improve traffic flow, fund infrastructure, and provide reliability and certainty for all road users. Yet for all the discussion, few governments have been willing to take the leap. Panelists will discuss how governments are approaching these big changes in policy and bringing them across the finish line, along with the stumbling blocks and surprises along the way.

Paul Salama, AICP, COO, ClearRoad
Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
Maureen Bock, OReGO Program Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation
Hank Willson, Policy Manager, Parking & Curb Management, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

       + Micromobility: What is it, and How Can the Public and Private Sectors Work Together to Achieve Environmental, Equity, and Other Policy Goals?

Over the past year and a half, the micromobility revolution has transformed how many people get around cities. This panel session features experts from across different sectors, who have each in their own way sought to better understand or positively shape the impacts of this rapidly-growing transportation technology.

Regina Clewlow, CEO & Co-Founder, Populus
Calvin Thigpen, PhD, Policy Research Manager, Lime
Francie Stefan, Acting Chief Mobility Officer/Assistant Director of Planning & Community Development, City of Santa Monica
Kevin Fang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University
Rachel Zack, Policy Strategist, Remix
Barb Chamberlain, Director, Active Transportation Division, Washington State Department of Transportation

       + TOD to Regenerative City

In Smart City Kashiwa-no-ha, the collection and analysis of real-time occupant data has shaped the local economy to better meet the needs of residents. By gathering data, local businesses and city infrastructure are tailored to community lifestyles, such as additional childcare in neighborhoods with more families. The cyclical economy allows residents to go car-free by reducing the need to leave their neighborhoods to seek out services. Kashiwa-no-ha demonstrates what’s possible if North American cities are willing to adapt to emerging technology and work across platforms to translate data into shared benefits.

Charles Kelley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, ZGF Architects
Mitsu Yamazaki, International Strategy Director, ZIBA
Joshua Foss, CEO, Regensia
Rimas Gulbinas, CEO, Malka

       + The Augmented City

Augmented reality (AR) in the public realm has the ability to offer customized experiences for how individuals see and navigate their environment, yet raises questions in regards to the impact on our overall health and well-being. This session will focus on the potential for a user to customize their experience of the built environment beyond wayfinding, and highlight the potential burdens, such as advertisements, placed on underrepresented and underserved populations. By highlighting the equity-based burdens, communities can take a proactive approach to ensuring that policy and design regulations result in outcomes that only work to advance opportunities for all.

Gerry Tierney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal & Co-Director Mobility Lab, Perkins+Will
Michael Austin, AICP, LEED AP ND, Senior Urban Designer, Campus Planner, Perkins+Will
Ingrid Stromberg, LEED Green Associate, Urban Design Knowledge Manager & Associate, Perkins+Will
Luc Deckinga, Digital Practice Manager, Perkins+Will

       + How Technology is Affecting Retail and Urban Real Estate Development

It’s a time of change and challenge for retail. The forces of change are visible, for example, in major store closures such as the Gap and Sears, and in highly visible vacancies on suburban arterials, downtowns, and neighborhood main streets. Sometimes the drivers of change are less visible, from the increasing share of our discretionary spending that happens online, to cultural and technological habits and trends. This session will look at the impacts that technological and cultural change are having on the retail environment; the types of retailers that are struggling and thriving; implications for cities, communities, developers, and retailers; and some actions that can be taken to retain active urban places as retail’s footprint shrinks.

Brian Vanneman, Principal, Leland Consulting Group
David S. Greenfelder, Managing Principal, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate
Sarah Holstedt, RA, NCARB, LEED AP, Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL Inc.
Janani Vasudev, Partner & Director of Experience Design & Strategy, Amplified


Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:30 - 8:00 am | Registration | Oregon Convention Center

8:00 am | Welcome

(+) 8:15 am | Why Racial Equity Matters in Mobility | Hana Creger

Our transportation system is transforming rapidly — from shared mobility to self-driving vehicles. However, simply introducing technology into an unhealthy and unequal system won’t fix things. We need equitable practices and policies to tackle the root causes of inequality, not just the symptoms. That means making sure technology doesn’t exacerbate and reinforce inequality. This plenary will unpack the historical context of how race became the determining factor in picking transportation winners and losers. To undo this legacy, we must explicitly center racial equity and prioritize the voices and needs of marginalized people who are usually left out of decision-making on key transportation issues. Equity is complex and intersectional, and to create a more equitable transportation system we must also address interconnected issues such as health and economic opportunities. Equity must be integrated consistently throughout the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of any mobility program or plan. Instead of just revolutionizing mobility technologies, we need to revolutionize the transportation system in which these technologies operate and fix the root causes of inequality.

Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute

8:45 am | Break

9:00 am | Session 3 | Concurrent Panels

        + Growing Relationships Between Public Transit and TNCs Transportation

A few cities have begun active partnerships with TNCs to complement or substitute public transit, and we explore these partnerships and their impacts further in this workshop by discussing ongoing pilot studies and research.

Nicole Ngo, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Jonathan Steketee, Customer Service and Contract Oversight Manager, Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
Penny Grellier, Business Partnership Administrator, Pierce Transit

        + What About The Workers? Ridehailing, Micromobility, and Our Fair City

Micromobility and ridehailing can make transportation systems healthier and more equitable by reducing car ownership and storage. However, many of these services use gig workers—contingent workers who access work via app—to manage their fleet. There have been significant labor and health issues associated with gig work in the ridehailing industry. This panel discussion will examine the role of gig work in this new transportation system.

Molly Tran, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
Brian Kyuhoon No, Head of Public Policy, Spin
Owen Christofferson, Former Labor Organizer, Transportation Fairness Portland and Oregon AFL-CIO

        + Preparing for Emerging Technologies in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are both working with policymakers to prepare for emerging technologies on our roadways. Daimler North America based in Portland, Oregon is home to hundreds of engineers preparing for the future of commercial transportation. Come learn more about how the Pacific Northwest is rising to meet the challenge of integrating new technologies onto our roads, while ensuring that they advance our transportation goals.

Jenna Adams-Kalloch, Emerging Technology Policy Lead, Oregon Department of Transportation
Ali Lohman, Automated Vehicle Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Transportation
Kyle Miller, Transportation Planning Specialist, Washington State Department of Transportation
Sean Waters, Director of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Daimler

Emergent technologies such as connected and autonomous trucks are impacting and will impact even more supply chains and the spatial distribution of economic activities. All layers of supply chains--from global to urban--are affected by new technologies, influencing the geographic distribution of economic activities and land use, and posing new challenges for transportation and city planning. In this session land use and transportation planners will discuss how emergent technologies are impacting land-use and the best ways to foster freight-efficient land-uses.

José Holguín-Veras, PhD, F. ASCE, William H. Hart Professor & Director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Center of Excellence on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Greensfelder, Founder and Managing Principal, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate LLC
Jeffrey Wojtowicz, Senior Research Engineer, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

        + Deployment of Automated Vehicles in Metropolitan Areas: A European Perspective

Automated vehicles (AVs) currently pilot only on fragments of urban road networks due to safety standards, technological feasibility and spatial complexity. This condition could potentially last for decades, leading to spatially (and socially) selective deployment of AVs across metropolitan areas. In this session, the Technical University of Vienna, TNO and Graz Holding present latest research on spatial challenges and impacts of AVs as well as respective implication for planning and policy.

Emilia M. Bruck, MSc, PhD Candidate, Technical University of Vienna
Diana Vonk Noordegraaf, PhD, Senior Consultant, Sustainable Urban Mobility and Safety, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Aggelos Soteropoulos, MSc, PhD Candidate, Technical University of Vienna
Martin Schmidt, MSc (Energy & Transport), Head of Transport Development, Graz Linien

        + “I’m All For Progress, It’s Change I Don’t Like” - Pushing Past the Bias to Keep the Curb the Way It Is

Policies around the curb space are usually contested, with a valley present between the desire to adapt to evolving transportation technologies and uses and a bias for the status quo. As such, reassigning (or often even considering) it can be fraught for jurisdictions, in part because of the competing demands, which can be viewed as zero-sum. Fehr & Peers and Uber, who have worked together on two curb studies, will host this time to catalog perspectives and best approaches with respect to the curb. We’ve Invited representatives from several US cities to discuss how they make decisions around curb space and what the future may hold.

Eric Womeldorff, Principal, Fehr & Peers
Allison Wylie, Transportation & Mobility Policy, Uber
Hank Willson, Policy Manager, Parking & Curb Management, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Evian Patterson, Associate Director, Parking and Ground Transportation Division District Department of Transportation
Mary Catherine Snyder, Parking Strategist, Seattle Department of Transportation

10:30 am | Break

10:45 am | Session 4 | Concurrent Events

        + Ideation to Implementation: Putting Emerging Technologies to the Test in Columbus, Los Angeles, and Seattle

Ready or not, the future of transportation has arrived in regions across the country. In this session, we will explore efforts in three diverse metropolitan areas to align new mobility solutions with long-range transportation planning goals. Hear from transportation planners about pilot projects being deployed within urban and suburban landscapes to harness technology solutions to increase walking, biking and transit-use

Marco Anderson, Program Manager, Sustainability, Southern California Association of Governments
Sarah Jepson, Department Manager, Active Transportation & Special Programs, Southern California Association of Governments
Christina O'Claire, Director, Mobility Division, King County Metro Transit
Jennifer Noll, Principal Planner, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

        + Cross Sector Approaches to Equity

New technologies offer an opportunity to combat present inequities in transportation and our cities. But they could also exacerbate inequities and leave some groups even further behind. Achieving equitable outcomes requires intentional planning and service delivery and will likely require coordination across public, private, and non-profit sectors. In this session, representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors will present strategies and actions they have already taken to pursue equitable outcomes, the successes they have achieved, and the challenges they have encountered.

Anne Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Calli Cenizal, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
Sahar Shirazi, Policy and Planning Lead, AVs and Emerging Mobility, WSP
Clarrissa Cabansagan, New Mobility Policy Director, TransForm
Irene Marion, Public Involvement Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation

        + Data is a Girl's (and City's) Best Friend

Automated vehicles are estimated to produce mountains of data- approximately 40 GBit per second (Lucid Motors). A fully connected, automated, and integrated mobility future will also include other data-generating devices and services, some of which are on the road today- from GPS located e-scooters, to app-enabled transportation network companies, to individual smart phones tracking our locations and trips in real time. New sources of data create new opportunities for cities to understand, plan for, deliver, and monitor mobility services. This session will explore how data is being leveraged today and in a connected/automated future to drive mobility outcomes.

Veronica Siranosian, AICP, LEED Green Associate, Vice President, AECOM
Lilly Shoup, Senior Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
Lauren Isaac, Director of Business Initiatives, EasyMile
Claudia Preciado, Director of Growth, Remix
Kelly Rula, New Mobility, Climate, and Urban Freight, Seattle Department of Transportation

        + Senior Housing in the Age of the Sharing Economy, Artificial Intelligence and AVs

This panel discussion will explore how technology is impacting senior housing design through enhanced user experiences. Panelists from diverse industries including architecture, technology, design, placemaking, and economics will discuss the different ways this technology is changing the senior housing industry and its role in cities and communities.

Madeline Baron, Project Associate, ECONorthwest
Mike Miller, Principal, RiceFergusMiller Architects
Gregg Sloan, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Amplified by Design
Kevin Cahill, Project Director & Senior Economist, ECONorthwest
Josh Ekandem, Developer Experience Architect, Intel Corporation

        + Right Sizing Parking: New Approaches for Placemaking

While policymakers refer to technology's potential for reducing parking, designing actual projects requires a pivot from code dictates to new approaches that embrace uncertainty and the parking demand ecosystem. This session takes a closer look at actual projects and business models to reduce and reallocate space for parking.

Lisa Nisenson, VP for New Mobility & Connected Communities, Wantman Group (WGI)
Aric Ohana, Co-Founder, Envoy Technologies

        + The Missing Middle: Understanding the Unique Challengs of AV Adaptation for Mid-Size Metros

The session will explore how the discussion around AV adaptation revolves around large urban metropolises to the detriment of an in-depth examination of the possible secondary impacts of AV adaptation for mid-size metropolitan areas. The Baton Rouge metropolitan area – the nation's 70th largest metro – is a prototypical mid-size metro and offers important insights to the challenges mid-size metros may face as AVs come online, as well as how related challenges are being identified and mitigated in a community lacking the resources of a large metro.

Christopher Tyson, President & CEO, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority
John Snow, Partner, Emergent Method

12:15 pm | Lunch

(+) 12:45 pm | From Owning to Renting: Why Mobility as a Service is the Next Big Thing | Lunch Plenary

Most trips in North America start when someone steps out of their house and into their car. That could change sooner than you think. Public agencies including cities and transit agencies around the country are teaming up with technology companies to help people plan and (eventually) pay for the most efficient, least expensive, most comfortable trip. Industry and community officials from the United States and Europe shed light on the opportunities and challenges of coupling planning and payment options into one app. Will we eventually decide that renting is better than owning? That will be for you to decide.

Karina Ricks, Director of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh
Chris Pangilinan, Global Head of Public Transportation Policy, Uber
Stijn Vernaillen, Mobility as a Service Project Leader, City of Antwerp
Bibiana McHugh, Manager, Mobility and Location-Based Services, Trimet

1:30 pm | Break

1:45 pm | Session 5 | Concurrent Panels

        + City and TNC Collaboration - A Case Study

In 2018, the City of Monrovia, located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, CA [population of 37,000], invited Lyft to collaborate with them in providing convenient and easy access to Monrovia's LA Metro Gold Line light-rail station, under the banner of GoMonrovia. Listen to the key players discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by this innovative public-private partnership.

Gerry Tierney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal & Co-Director Mobility Lab, Perkins+Will
Oliver Chi, City Manager, City of Monrovia
Paul Davis, Senior Manager, City and Transit Partnerships, Lyft

        + What Will It Take to Ensure Equity in a Transit/AV Future?

It is said that TNCs are just AVs with a driver. Compared with taxis, TNCs are closing the equity gap, but their direct competition with transit in some markets makes it unclear whether they are creating a more equitable transportation system overall. Using findings from the Cincinnati Mobility Lab and the Union of Concerned Scientists self-driving cars study, this session will explore how the rapid growth of TNCs is affecting the equity of the transportation system as a whole and the implications this has for an AV future.

Andy Kosinski, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers
Chris Pangilinan, Public Transportation Policy Manager, Uber
Sarah Peters, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers Michelle Poyourow, Senior Associate, Jarrett Walker & Associates

This session will focus on three new considerations that innovation brings with it: 1) How to maintain state and local regulatory control in consideration of our diverse national transportation system while balancing the promotion of innovation; 2) Analyzing privacy law in an era where "smart" technologies are being deployed on public assets and collecting citizen data; and, 3) onsidering what outreach and education should be done to citizens around the deployment of new technologies to not only promote use and adoption, but to also ensure consumer trust with the increased collection of data through public-private partnerships.

Gregory Rodriguez, Attorney, Best Best & Krieger
Jan Whittington, Associate Professor, University of Washington
John Kennedy, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office

        + Zoning in the Era of On-Demand Land Use

Since the birth of zoning and the Euclid decision, urban planners and real estate professionals have based their regulatory and investment decisions on rigid, single-definition land use categories that can be plotted on a map. But in an era where anyone can change their house into a hotel or an office space at the click of a button, cities have struggled to regulate dynamic markets when it conflicts with static land use regulations. Focusing on the short-term rental market, this session looks at how city governments have used zoning tools to shape the industry, alter housing, building code, and discrimination regulation, and ensure compliance.

Jeffrey Goodman, Director of Policy, Host Compliance
Alex Marqusee, Legislative Analyst, City of Oakland
Christopher Bledsoe, Co-Founder & CEO, Ollie

        + Piloting Dockless Devices in a Changing Mobility Landscape

The City of Santa Monica, a community that has long encouraged sustainable and people-oriented transportation options, was the initial trial grounds for shared electric scooters. In this session, learn how the city responded to the proliferation of dockless devices on its public right of way through its Shared Mobility Pilot program and integration of the new Mobility Data Specifications tool. Plus, hear a discussion about ideas for building more collaborative relationships between the public and private sectors.

Francie Stefan, Acting Chief Mobility Officer/Assistant Director of Planning & Community Development, City of Santa Monica
Marcel Porras, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Sarah Ashton, Director of New Mobility Policy, US West, Uber

        + Thank You for Your Order: Navigating the Complex Urban Delivery Ecosystem

It is almost hard to believe how many items we can have arrive at our doorstep, sometimes within minutes, at the simple click of a button. This session will shed light on both the opportunities and challenges associated with urban delivery from all sectors: public, private, and academic. Hear from researchers at University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab who are working with carriers to reduce dwell time and missed deliveries, as well from representatives from the private sector, including UberEats and Postmates, who are working to meet customer demand for fast deliveries while simultaneously trying to maximize delivery efficiency and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Kelly Rula from the Seattle Department of Transportation will moderate the discussion and will highlight some of the opportunities and challenges of urban delivery from a city perspective.

Kelly Rula, New Mobility, Climate, and Urban Freight, Seattle Department of Transportation
Barbara Ivanov, Director, Urban Freight Lab, University of Washington
Emilie Boman, Global Public Policy Lead, Uber Eats
Vignesh Ganapathy, Sr. Government Relations, Postmates
Kristal Fiser, Director State Government Affairs, Northwest, United Parcel Service

3:15 pm | Break

3:30 pm | Session 6 | Concurrent Panels

       + Negotiating Transit - TNC Partnerships That Work: Findings from TCRP Report J-11/Task 26

Do transit and transportation network companies compete or collaborate? It's not as simple as that. As new mobility service providers emerge, some see a competitive threat to transit, while other agencies have partnered with them. Throughout 2018, Terra Curtis and Buffy Ellis led a national study of twenty partnerships to prepare the upcoming TCRP report: Partnerships between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies. The outcome of this research is the Partnership Playbook, which synthesizes lessons learned and empowers the transit industry to be more proactive in its approach to working with TNCs.

Terra Curtis, Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
Buffy Ellis, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, KFH Group
Eileen Collins, Manager, LIFT Service Delivery, TriMet
Laney Schorp, US Regional Lead, Partnerships, Via

        + Mobility for the 90 Percent

Access to opportunity is a critical determinant of quality of life. In recent decades, confounding issues around land use, transportation, and equity have coalesced in such a way that increasingly, accessibility depends on mobility. At the same time, discordant trends of global inequality and major technological advancements are on the rise. This session will explore the role of transportation innovation in filling the mobility gap for the world's 90 percent at the scale and pace needed to address the global challenges of today.

Christa Cassidy, Graduate Student, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley
Karen Frick, Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley
Clarrissa Cabansagan, New Mobility Policy Director, TransForm
Ahmed Ali Bob, Community Engagement and Communications Coordinator, City of Oakland Department of Transportation

        + New Mobility and Municipal Budgets: Planning for the Future

Autonomous and electric vehicles have the potential to improve safety, provide mobility, increase road capacity and lower emissions. But autonomous and electric vehicles pose challenges for many facets of local government administration including revenue generation. Traditional sources of transportation funding like gasoline taxes and registration fees may decline as new modes of mobility are adopted. Research at the University of Oregon has focused on how transportation funding may be affected in Gresham and Eugene, and proposed innovative funding options for filling the gap in funding.

Rebecca Lewis, PhD, Research Director at Urbanism Next & Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Chris Henry, PE, Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Eugene
Mary Murphy, Project Director, Pew Charitable Trusts
Katherine Kelly, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Gresham
Benjamin Clark, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Oregon

        + The Zone of Exchange

From ground to garage, the Zone of Exchange is where people interact with buildings and where urban life occurs. With the impending mobility shifts, this zone is ripe for disruption and we will be discussing what is possible when a variety of specialists and advocates work together to ensure an outcome the works for the public realm.

Alex Garrison, AIA, Architect and Design Manager, Gensler
Brent Mather, AIA, Design Principal, Gensler
Ben Holland, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
Paul de Konkoly Thege, Operations Manager, Numina

        + Urbanism Next Inspired Site Design: Case Studies Optimizing Smart Mobility

This session examines how careful consideration for the rapidly evolving needs of new mobility can future-proof site design by applying Urbanism Next's key themes to real-world site planning. Case studies highlight collaborations by leading architects and transportation planners. Learn how to optimize design for transit access, vehicle electrification, shared mobility, e-commerce goods delivery and universal access to safe, inclusive, accessible, green, pedestrian and bicycle-oriented public space. The challenge of preparing for autonomous vehicles while still carving out space for the car through graduated parking reduction and with smart and connected technologies is also addressed.

Mike Usen, AICP, Senior Transportation and Environmental Planner, DKS Associates
Will Grimm, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Ankrom Moisan Architects
Rae Smith, RA, AICP, Senior Associate, Senior Planner, and Urban Designer, HOK
Adrian Pearmine, National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles, DKS Associates

        + The Impact of MaaS, Autonomous Driving and Carsharing on the Urban Environment: a European Perspective

In this session TNO, Delft University of Technology, PTV and Dell will present their latest research on the impact of MaaS, autonomous driving (level 3/4 and 5) and car sharing on the urban environment. This session will address take-off of new mobility concepts in Europe and gives a broad overview of research, pilots and lessons learned on how the impacts on cities from a European perspective.

Diana Vonk Noordegraaf, PhD, Senior Consultant, Sustainable Urban Mobility and Safety, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Geiske Bouma, MSc, Senior Consultant, Urban Innovation, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Gonçalo Correia, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology
Joseph Lubliner, Regional Manager, North American Traffic Division, PTV Group
Sander van Lingen, Business Development Manager for Digital Cities, Dell Technologies

5:00 pm | Adjourn

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