“The Future Is . . . ?”
What are the sweeping changes that autonomous cars will bring to our economy? We are rapidly confronting a world where cars can deliver goods and people utilizing a GPS instead of a driver. Public transportation will follow by converting to driverless mode. Preparation for the resulting impact on our roads and transportation infrastructure is not just concern for planning experts. The significant change in traffic patterns and vehicle styles will influence parking, charging and storage of vehicles in residential and commercial areas. How will existing commercial office buildings transition to accommodate contemporary needs of a mobile workforce and their transportation requirements? All of this requires rethinking our zoning laws, transportation systems and building standards.
For our September General Meeting, hear design and urban planning experts from the University of Minnesota impart their prophecies of what the future will bring, including but not limited to autonomous personal and public transportation, revamping of urban infrastructure and the near-future of commercial building design.
Adeel Lari, Director of Innovative Finance at Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Frank Duoma, Director of State & Local Policy Program at Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Thomas Fisher, Director of Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota
Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Minneapolis (1001 Marquette Ave in Minneapolis)
Cost: $42 for members (or $55 after September 15), $65 for non-members
1.5 CEUs approved
Registration for this event is now closed.