Aired on June 25, 2018
Watch SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Daniel Sperling, on the three revolutions transforming the passenger transit sector.
Automated, shared and electric – these new transportation technologies have the potential to transform communities and infrastructure. Will the rapidly evolving transport sector live up to its promise of creating healthier, more equitable and livable cities? Or lead to increased congestion and sprawl?
This webinar explores the benefits and impacts of these technologies, as well as the partnerships and policies necessary to bring them to life.
Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world, as well as co-founder of Veniam, a network company that moves terabytes of data between vehicles and the cloud. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Her current passion is working with cities to maximize the transformation possible with the introduction of self driving cars.
Dr. Austin Brown is Executive Director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy. The Policy Institute acts as a bridge between scientific researchers and decision-makers. Dr. Brown was the Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation in the Obama White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Brown was trained as a scientist and holds a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University.
Dr. Daniel Sperling is the Blue Planet Prize-winning Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS–Davis) at the University of California, Davis. He has held the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board since 2007 and served twice as lead author for the IPCC, sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the lead author of Three Revolutions.