Autonomous Vehicles: Hype and Potential (UrbanLand)

Published March 1st, 2017 by Peter Calthrope and Jerry Walters Every new transportation technology affects the geography of communities and the structure of people’s lives. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are one such technology. Just as the freeway system or the streetcar network shaped past cities and lifestyles, AVs will remake the metropolis once again. The question…

Post-Car Ile-de-France: Ongoing research (Mobile Lives Forum)

Research participants: ARNAUD BANOS SANDRINE BERROIR HADRIEN COMMENGES JEAN DEBRIE JULIETTE MAULAT STUDENT WORKSHOP IN URBAN PLANNING Contact : Pierre Gaudino Automobiles are at the center of a system of well-documented negative externalities that affect public health by increasing local pollution and accidents, that negatively impact local and global environments by contributing to climate change,…

With Norway in Lead, Europe Set for Surge in Electric Vehicles (Yale Environment 360)

BY PAUL HOCKENOS • FEBRUARY 6, 2017 With the help of ambitious emissions-reduction targets, growing support from government and the auto industry, and rapid technological advances, electric vehicles appear to be on the verge of a major expansion in Europe. On Europe’s northern margins, lightly populated Norway has been at the cutting edge of electromobility for years, even…

WELCOME TO UBERVILLE (The Verge)

By Spencer Woodman | Illustration by Jude Buffum My first morning in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take nearly an hour in the sweltering June heat. Taking a bus would entail waiting up to…