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Thursday, September 8

9:15am PDT

City Knowledge Transfer: A Global Exchange — how can cities learn from each other?
Limited Capacity seats available

In a constant competition for the best companies and most talent, what benefits can come from a global knowledge exchange amongst cities?  How do we transfer city innovations to rural and suburban areas?  Can this knowledge lead to economic benefits increasing Job opportunities, improving accessibility, balancing income equality, assuring safety?  What policies will help drive this exchange?

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Amanda Eaken

Deputy Director of Sustainable Communities, National Resource Defense Council
Amanda Eaken is deputy director of sustainable communities with NRDC. Her primary focus is reducing transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions through improved land use and transportation planning and policy. She was actively involved in the passage of SB 375, which will provide... Read More →

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Mark Dowd

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, United States Department of Transportation
Mark K. Dowd is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mark has extensive policy experience in transportation, technology, energy and environmental matters, and is leading... Read More →
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Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Assistant Director, Department of Transportation Development - Miami-Dade County
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Margarita María Parra

Program Officer, Environment Program, Hewlett Foundation
Margarita María Parra serves as a program officer in the Foundation’s Environment Program. She directs the Foundation’s grants to support sustainable transportation, a critical component of the Foundation’s work to reduce transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 9:15am - 10:40am PDT
David Brower Center - Tamalpais Room (2nd floor)

11:05am PDT

Multi-mode or One journey: What matters to people and how to make it happen?
Limited Capacity filling up

In a classic case of tail-wagging-the dog, cities and transport operators have historically focused on separate transport modes and (relatively recently) their integration to better serve mobility needs in cities. People, on the other hand, seem to care little about transport “modes” per se focusing more on the ease, convenience and cost of the journeys they wish to take. Obviously these journeys help cities function, deliver value for inhabitants and help serve as catalysts for opportunity and culture. But there are clear downsides as well – on health and safety, pollution, congestion and equitable access. How then are cities delivering on peoples’ desire for convenient journeys without eroding all of the benefits we derive from living in cities? Are new technologies, services and actors changing the way in which these journeys can be better organized, coordinated and delivered? If so, how? And what can we say about the potential for changes in people’s trip-making behavior and preferences?   

This session will cover these issues and others as well as we challenge assumptions, highlight best practice and discuss novel partnerships that drive innovation for a better tomorrow.

We will open with a stage-setting presentation by the moderator, Philippe Crist (10 mn), and two presentations by both Alain Flausch (10 mn) and Rahul Kumar (10mn).

We will then open up a moderated discussion amongst panelists and the audience that will tweak out some of the key assumptions that may no longer hold when we consider future urban travel and to sketch out the contours of a better model of delivering sustainable, seamless trips in cities like San Francisco.

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Philippe Crist

Senior Economist and Administrator, International Transport Forum at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Philippe Crist is a Senior Economist and Administrator at the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He coordinates the research of the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board and manages international research projects... Read More →

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Alain Flausch

Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Alain Flausch was selected Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in September 2011 by the UITP Executive Board. This appointment acknowledges Mr Flausch’s long-standing commitment to public transport on the international stage. Mr Flausch... Read More →
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Colin Hughes

Director, Global Research and Strategy, Institute for Transportation Policy and Development
Colin K. Hughes directs global research and strategy on new mobility services, national transport policy, and sustainability evaluation at the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development. Colin’s previous work includes researching global transportation financing patterns... Read More →
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Rahul Kumar

Senior Vice President, Transdev
With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Rahul Kumar has served in positions on all sides of the table. As Director of Planning for Foothill Transit in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Kumar designed and implemented the Agency’s first Bus Rapid Transit service. While working... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:30pm PDT
David Brower Center - Tamalpais Room (2nd floor)

1:45pm PDT

The Trifecta: Shared, Automated, and Electrified
Limited Capacity full
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How will disruptions in mobility disrupt the way we live?  Will improved mass transit and shared vehicles make personal ownership obsolete? What will be the impact on commuters and service professionals?  How will our city streets transform to meet these changes? Is there a quantifiable improvement in the quality of life, workforce competitiveness, and environmental benefits to come?

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Susan Shaheen

Co-Director, UC Berkeley
Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing in the mid-1990s. Her main area of research examines mobility and the sharing economy. She co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research... Read More →

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Emily Castor

Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
A member of the original Lyft team, Emily works with researchers, transportation planners, environmental advocates, and transit agencies to advance ridesharing as a sustainable transportation option and to document its impacts. She started her career as a transportation policy aide... Read More →
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Jeffery Greenblatt

Sustainable Energy Systems Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Jeffery Greenblatt’s research focuses in two complementary areas: large-scale, multi-sector, multi-decadal modeling of greenhouse gas reduction strategies at the local, state or national level, and more fine-grained analysis of specific emerging technologies that hold promise... Read More →
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Justin Holmes

Director, Corporate Communications and Public Policy, Zipcar
Justin is Zipcar’s director of corporate communications and public policy where he leads efforts to promote Zipcar’s brand of “wheels when you want them” to Zipcar members, city leaders, media and other stakeholders. Leveraging his experience in technology as well as public... Read More →
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Gerry Tierney

Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Gerry Tierney, an Associate Principal at Perkins + Will, is Director of P+W’s Smart Mobility Lab studying the evolution of urban mobility and its impact on the public realm. A founder of Mobility and the City’s REDCAR project, Gerry has collaborated with UCB’s Transportation... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 1:45pm - 3:10pm PDT
David Brower Center - Tamalpais Room (2nd floor)

3:35pm PDT

The Future of Mobility is Integration
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There are so many stakeholders in the future of mobility.  The very nature of transportation connects cities, counties, states, and nations.  Each with their own priorities and interests in moving people and goods in, out and around.  Overlapping governance and competing spheres of influence make coming together even more necessary, and challenging.  What are the institutional practices creating alliances among agencies?  Where are there conflicts and obstructions?  What got us into this mess anyways?  And what's going to get us out of it? 

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Ratna Amin

Transportation Director, SPUR

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Tilly Chang

Executive Director, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Tilly Chang serves as the Executive Director at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The Transportation Authority administers Prop K, the city’s half-cent transportation sales tax program as well as the Prop AA vehicle registration fee. The agency also serves as the... Read More →
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Joseph Kopser

President, moovel Group
As global president, Joseph is responsible for shaping and communicating moovel’s vision, mission and overall strategy on a global level. moovel Group GmbH was founded by Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, with the global mission to find solutions for the disconnected and ever-changing... Read More →
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Ramses Madou

Associate Director: Planning, Development & Customer Systems, Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University
Ramses Madou is currently Stanford University Parking & Transportation Service’s Associate Director of Planning, Development and Customer Systems. He has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University and a Masters in Political Science from San Francisco... Read More →
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Steve Raney

Executive Director, Smart Mobility, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Steve Raney leads Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Smart Mobility project to reduce Bay Area commuting by 25% (enterprise commute trip reduction software, mobility aggregation apps, gap-filling mobility services, drive alone sticks fund green travel carrots). Previously, Steve led... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 3:35pm - 5:00pm PDT
David Brower Center - Tamalpais Room (2nd floor)