Future mobility: who's in control?


Cities are in the midst of a huge disruptive change in the way people and goods get around. We are about to see an end to the division between public transport and private car ownership. We are also about to see advances in vehicle technology that will lead to full autonomy, greater connectivity and reductions in vehicle emissions. Future transport planners are creating new scenarios where ownership becomes user-ship, movement becomes monitored and then externally controlled, clean technologies will replace polluting ones. All of these and more promise to change mobility of citizens and goods all around the globe.

This conversation will examine some of the practical things that need to happen to ensure this safer and healthier future is brought about in a positive way. What are the barriers to progress? What are the policy frameworks that will allow things to go forward? How might these advances influence the form of our cities?

Speakers include:

- Hugh Sumner, team principal at Sumner and Co (chair)

- Lucy Yu, head of innovation at MaaS and new mobility services, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

- Dipak Mistry, head of urban mobility at Ricardo

- Michaela Winter-Taylor, senior associate at Gensler

- Jon Foley, director transport and mobility, BuroHappold Engineering 

City Conversations is a series of discussions around the issues that are changing our cities - growth, technology, resource efficiency and climate change. The conversations will address not only the new and changing infrastructure of cities but also how these are brought about and their impact on the lifestyle and wellbeing of citizens. The conversations are produced by BuroHappold Engineering with ngenuity Ltd in partnership with The Built Environment Trust.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential.

Registration will start from 6.00pm and the event will begin at 6.30pm.