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Anticiapting The Driverless City 12.1.17
12/1/17, 8:30am - 5pm
Skirball Center for Performing Arts
8.0 LU / 8.0 HSW

With a focus on the nexus of public policy, urban design, and innovative technology, AIANY’s Anticipating the Driverless City is designed to help shape New York City’s discussion on urban transportation, support the growing network of thought leaders around urban mobility issues, and examine actionable strategies for government officials and urban designers. The symposium will bring together thought leaders from across New York City representing industry, government, design and advocacy to discuss recommendations, strategies, and ideas that lead to the best outcomes for our citizens. 

The full day symposium begins the morning session at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts for a keynote presentation and in-depth panel discussions. The afternoon session, hosted at the neighboring Center for Architecture includes interactive design charrettes, breakout sessions, exhibits and presentations bringing together thinkers from across the city to develop actionable strategies to prepare for these emerging trends in urban mobility.

Note: AIA members get a discount on ticketing by using the promo code AIAMEMBER.



  • Alex Pazuchanics, ‎Assistant Director of Policy and Planning, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh
  • Anthony Townsend, Founder, Bits and Atoms
  • Ashwini Chhabra, Policy, Uber Technologies 
  • Daniel Peterson, PE, PTOE, Northeast Regional Manager, Dewberry
  • David Vega-Barachowitz, Senior Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning
  • Eric Rothman, President, HR&A Advisors
  • Jack Robbins, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, FXFOWLE
  • Jeff Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy, Nelson/Nygaard
  • Jeffrey Shumaker, AICP, Assoc AIA, Director of Urban Planning and Design, KPF
  • Josh Curley, Senior Transportation Planner, ARUP
  • Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Principal | Integrated Planning, ARUP
  • Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design
  • Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, New York City Department of Transportation
  • Nico Larco, Associate Professor of Architecture, Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon
  • Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, New York City Department of City Planning 
  • Luc Wilson, Senior Associate Principal, KPF
  • Sabina Uffer, Head of Research, Cities, BuroHappold Engineering
  • Samuel Schwartz, PE, President, Chief Executive Officer, Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University

Detailed Agenda

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AIA New York
Anticiapting The Driverless City 12.1.17
12/1/17, 8:30am - 5pm
Skirball Center for Performing Arts
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