For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas and it is estimated that by 2050 this figure will exceed 70%. The driverless car is already a reality and in less than three years we will see them on the road in the USA and Europe. This industry, still in its infancy, will grow at breakneck speed in the next few years, when the cost becomes cheaper and its use becomes widespread. Some experts even believe that “when the autonomous car is implemented, people will be banned from driving”. In addition, a large number of autonomous cars will be shared.
At the III ULI Megatrends Meeting we will have the world’s leading experts in mobility to discuss the challenges facing cities and their ability to adapt to this new reality. To enlighten us on the relevance of mobility in urban planning, we will have an exceptional guest, Mr. Samuel I. Schwartz, President and CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, a leading transportation planning and traffic engineering firm, as well as a columnist for The New York Daily News and the NY Downtown Express. Sam Schwartz is a former New York City Chief Traffic Commissioner and is considered one of the world’s leading experts on mobility and transportation.
Source: Urban Land Institute