JOin us at the 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 allows the conference and workshop sessions to be self-reported (LA CES).

Monday, March 5, 2018

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

9:00 am | Welcome | Nico Larco | Mayor Ted Wheeler

12:15 pm | Lunch

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 Detweiller, 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, Smart Cities Advisor, DKS Associates

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
Ginger Goodin, Senior Research Engineer, TTI Austin, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

       + 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?

       + 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
Mandy Putney, Major Projects Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation
Art Pearce, Policy Planning and Projects Group Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Angela DeLuca, Law Fellow, 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: Emerging professionals foretell our possible futures, shaped by new technologies

The Built Environment Emerging 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

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

        + 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.

Nico Larco, AIA, SCI Co-Director and Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Gillian Gillette, Transportation Policy Advisor, City of San Francisco
Allison Wylie, Transportation & Mobility Policy Associate, Uber

        + 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

        + 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.

Rebecca Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor and Sustainable Cities Initiative Research Director, University of Oregon
Andrew Kalloch, Public Policy Attorney, Airbnb

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 Eric Hesse, Strategic Planning Coordinator, TriMet

        + 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

        + 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 &
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

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

        + 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

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

        + Evolution of suburban arterials in the age of autonomous vehicles

Building on Beaverton’s new Active Transportation Plan, this charrette will focus on two busy arterials that divide downtown and pose significant challenges for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and ask participants to explore how new technology might offer solutions to these problems, create new difficulties, or perhaps a little of both.

Anna Slatinsky, Planning Division Manager, City of Beaverton
Todd Juhaz, Transportation Division Manager, City of Beaverton

        + 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

        + 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.

        + Reshaping urban development when on-site parking goes the way of the dodo

This workshop will ask participants to consider the real estate development ramifications of eliminating parking from urban developments and how those project-level changes may propagate to reshape urban form.

Terry Moore, FAICP, Senior Project Director, ECONorthwest

        + 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

        + 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

        + 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 or dinner on your own

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

9:00 am | Set the Stage: What we Heard | Becky Steckler

9:20 am | What happens Next? | Strategic Communication

9:40 am | What happens Next? | Business

10:20 am | What happens Next? | Research

11:00 am | What happens Next? | Professionals

11:40 am | What happens Next? | Governing

12:20 pm | Final Wrap Up | Nico Larco

12:30 pm | Adjourn

Thank you to our sponsors: