Urbanism Next

Advances in technology such as the advent of autonomous vehicles (AV’s), the rise of E-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy are having profound effects not only on how we live, move, and spend our time in cities, but also increasingly on urban form and development itself. These new technologies are changing the ease of transport, the role of transit, and the places we spend our time. Researchers in PPPM are studying the profound effects of these changes, including large shifts in land use, changes in street design, a potential reduction on the need for parking, a shift on where we choose to live, challenges for urban density, the extent of sprawl, and the vitality of urban areas.


Anne Brown: The impact and role of autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and emerging services on transportation demands and urban environments
Ben Clark: Impacts of transportation changes on budgets and regulations
Rebecca Lewis: Land use impacts and integration of transportation and land use
Marc Schlossberg: Sustainable transportation
Dyana Mason: Impacts of urbanism and transportation on nonprofit sector
Yizhao Yang: Issues of urban form, walkability, and transportation; comparative work in China