Who is in the driver’s seat ensuring that driverless cars solve the “last mile,” reduce overall car use, complement public transit and don’t pave the way for Sprawl 2.0? On May 12, 2016, we hosted a lively public meet-up event to discuss the impact of driverless cars and on-demand ride-sharing on future of the Toronto region, with a host of panelists and moderator Steve Paikin of TVO’s The Agenda.
Decision makers, analysts and activators
- Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, MPP, Vaughan
- Lisa Salsberg, Manager, Systems Planning, Metrolinx
- Stephen Buckley, General Manager, Transportation Services, City of Toronto
- David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs
- Phillippe Trist, Transport Analyst, International Transport Forum, OECD
- Julia Markovich, Senior Research Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure, CBoC
- Barrie Kirk, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CAVCOE
- Jesse Darling, Senior Projects Officer, Brookfield Institute
- Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Urban Planner and Founding Partner, DIALOG
Driverless Cars in the news
- Barbara Kay writes in the National Post on the future of automated vehicles and what it means for our urban cities. Kay acknowledges Ryerson CBI for contributing to these discussions.
- ReNew Canada: The Ryerson City Building Institute and TransForm lab at Ryerson University hosted an event that featured graduate students from the urban planning school. The students explored four potential scenarios about how autonomous vehicles might affect the GTA in the future.
Watch our official trailer and the meet-up livecast