While there has been a focused effort of research on the technological aspects of autonomous vehicles and systems themselves, there has been a shortage of systematic exploration on their secondary effects on city development, form, and design, with implications for sustainability, resiliency, equity, cost, and general livability.
SCI’s Urbanism Next initiative focuses on the ramifications of such changes in technology on the design and planning of our cities, and is engaging in research in this area and is building a national network of thought leaders from the private sector, public sector, and academia to address these topics.
- Individual Research Projects/White Papers
- Expert-in-Residence: Jeff Tumlin (April 24-26, 2017)
- Urbanism Next Charette (Spring 2017 - Date TBD)
- Blog (http://urbanismnext.uoregon.edu/)