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APA-CMS July Program: Driverless Cars… Driving Change

How will autonomous vehicles impact the future mobility and development of Chicago and the Region? This program, co-sponsored by APA-IL Chicago Metro Section and the AIA-Chicago Regional and Urban Design Community, features a panel of experts in transportation, design and planning to consider the possibilities. After a brief presentation from each speaker, there will be a panel discussion with Q&A.

  • Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit, Mayor's Office will be presenting innovative transportation initiatives from Detroit, and will serve as the moderator.

  • Jennifer Henaghan, Deputy Research Director Manager of the Green Communities Center at APA, will review trends related to autonomous vehicle planning from across the country.

  • Elizabeth Irvin, Associate Planner at CMAP, will review how CMAP is incorporating potential impacts of autonomous vehicles into ON TO 2050, the Chicago region’s next long range comprehensive plan.

  • Joe Iacobucci, Director of Transit, and New Mobility Practice Leader at Sam Schwartz, will be discussing the future of ride sharing and potential impacts for cities.

  • Ezra Kramer, Project manager at Walker Parking Consultants, will discuss how changing parking demand will create new development opportunities.

  • Nilay Mistry, Part Time Professor at IIT, will present ongoing research from IIT’s Driverless City Project.

Complete speaker bios available HERE.

NETWORKING EVENT: Event organizers will be heading to a local establishment nearby for casual networking after the panel discussion. Please join us!

DATE AND TIME: Thu, July 20, 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS: 2.00 AICP CM & 2.0 AIA/CES LU. CM Credits can be logged here:

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