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I run the Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon (Urbanism Next) where we look at the impacts of emerging technology --- Autonomous vehicles, new mobility, e-commerce --- on cities and communities.In the work we have been doing, we see a lot of engagement from planners and developers, but much less from designers. Wanted to reach out to this network to hear people who are doing projects and/or research on this topic. Some examples of what I am thinking of are:- How is reduced parking needs (due to Uber/Lyft and eventually AVs) impacting building and site design? Are you incorporating this into phased projects?- How is e-commerce impacting building design - particularly organization of ground floors?- How is e-commerce impacting amount of retail that is going into projects?- How is pick-up and drop-off (for Uber/Lyft) impacting project design?Would love to hear from members of this community.Best,-Nico
This is a great list! Resonates with some of the work we have been doing at Urbanism Next, but also adds a few new ideas as well. Thank you for posting.
And, given some of the responses I have gotten from this original post, I will put up another post in just a moment about the Urbanism Next Conference (https://www.urbanismnext.com/overview-conference) -- -would be great to have you submit a session about this topic. We need more designers to be engaging in this!
Save the date!
National Urbanism Next Conference - May 13-15, 2020
Urbanism Next Center
Urbanism Next – How technology is shaping our cities
Nico Larco, AIA Professor – Department of Architecture
Director – Urbanism Next Center Co-Director – Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) University of Oregon