Debate - Ride Sharing and Driverless Vehicles

Debate - Ride Sharing and Driverless Vehicles

PATREC, participating in UWA Research Week, presents a debate:

Ride Sharing and Driverless Vehicles - More or less congestion and sprawl? 

Debate presentations

Date:  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time:  5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue:  Myers Street Lecture Theatre (2.06), Level 2, Myers Street Building, UWA
This is a free event, however, due to limited seating, registrations are essential.

Will ride sharing and driverless vehicle technology solve city challenges (congestion and urban sprawl), by reducing cars on the road, freeing up streets and parking lots for place-making and rich urban spaces (the Less team)?  Or, will driverless technology induce greater demand for travel resulting in more cars on the road and even greater spreading out of the city (the More team)?

Chao Sun, Research Fellow, PATREC (UWA)
Laura Gladstone, Consultant
Anthony Duckworth-Smith, Assoc/Prof, Lecturer, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, UWA
Pascal Felix, Intelligent Infrastructure Executive, WSP Australia

Sarah Macaulay, Manager, Transport Planning Advocacy and Members, RAC
Simon Grieve, Director Strategic Transport Analysis and Reform, Department of Transport
Craig Standing, Centre for Innovative Practice, Edith Cowan University
Ben Harvey, Director of Policy within the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

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