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Anticipatory Urban Design for the Age of Autonomous Vehicles workship is taking place at Smart Cities NYC´17.

Once you register for Smart Cities NYC´17 conference and expo, you´ll receive a code in your confirmation email with which you can register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for the Smart Cities NYC '17.

"Technological breakthroughs are rapidly advancing autonomous vehicle technology: prototypes are on the road today, new companies are forming, and novel car designs are emerging. Your current car may even be enabled with some degree of self-driving functionality. With these advances, society is warming up to the fact that driverless, electric, and (ideally) shared cars will be part of our mobility landscape sooner than we once thought. Carmakers, ride-sharing services, real estate operators and retail distributors are creating the technology to deploy and charge fleets. The ‘age of autonomy’ is fast approaching… but are cities ready?

The infrastructure of 20th century cities was built in the image of the 20th century automobile – one that cannot reposition, guide and park itself. The automobile was a vehicle, not a network; unit, not a fleet.

Traffic lights, signs, parking garages, speed limits, and even curbs will soon be vestigial infrastructure, designed for automobiles driven by people. The city needs a fundamental, large-scale retrofit.

Perhaps more fundamental will be the shifts in social systems. With cars-on-call, fleet efficiencies and networked social platforms, mobility may be subscription rather than ownership-based, logistics and shipping may be transformed, and real estate market forces will be overturned.

The age of autonomy may present new problems, but more likely, it will create new opportunities. A constellation of innovation surrounding autonomous systems can transform the physical and social landscape of our cities. It is an opportunity for anticipatory design to create safer, healthier, equitable, accessible and delightful places.

This workshop will present technologies, trends, dangers and opportunities. We will challenge participants to collaboratively design their future: one where autonomous mobility systems augments urban design, planning, and civic life." Participants will reimagine the city of the future in anticipation of autonomous mobility systems. They will brainstorm and collaboratively build rapid prototypes of new and smarter streetscapes, systems, building typologies and services that will accompany the biggest shift in urban mobility since the advent of the automobile.Participants will reimagine the city of the future in anticipation of autonomous mobility systems. They will brainstorm and collaboratively build rapid prototypes of new and smarter streetscapes, systems, building typologies and services that will accompany the biggest shift in urban mobility since the advent of the automobile.


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Matthew Claudel

Matthew Claudel is a designer, researcher and writer. He studied architecture at Yale, where he received the Sudler Prize – the highest award for creative arts. He has continued to work on applied research in architecture, innovation science, technology and art. He has been published widely, and co-authored two books: Open Source Architecture and The City of Tomorrow. Matthew has taught at MIT and the Politecnico di Torino e Milano, lectured at the Harvard Business school, was featured in the BBC Future series, serves on United Nation’s Digital Technologies for Sustainable Urbanization Network, and is an active protagonist of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 89plus. Matthew is currently affiliated with the MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the MIT Lab for Innovation Science & Policy as a PhD student, and is a founder of DesignX, a new initiative in the MIT School of Architecture + Planning that accelerates innovation for the built environment.



Gilad Rosenzweig

Gilad Rosenzweig is an architect and urban planner with almost two decades of experience in community development, public policy, technological innovation, and the design of things big and small. He is the executive director of DesignX - a new accelerator for ventures in design and the built environment in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Gilad also founded Smarter in the City, a non-profit accelerator for high tech start-ups in Roxbury, an inner-city neighborhood of Boston. The mission of the accelerator is to connect more people from underrepresented communities into the tech sector and help spur economic development in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. He has worked on urban design and planning projects across the country, including district and master plans in Memphis, Reno, and in the greater Boston area. As an architect, he designed residential and commercial projects in Canada, Israel and the UK. Gilad is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

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