Los Angeles
Nov. 15 - 19, 2017

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15 - 17 Nov Cities in Motion Leadership Conference

18 - 19 Nov Public Expo Festival

  • from 12pm
  • to 5pm

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NewCities Cities in Motion leadership conference, November 16 -17, brings together the global pioneers of the new mobility revolution. It is at the core of the invitation-only days of LA CoMotion, reserved for policymakers and industry players from around the world. A carefully-curated discussion of how the new mobility is changing where and how we live, work, and play — and walk, bike, and ride.

  • from 7:30am
  • to 9am

Registration & Information

  • from 9am
  • to 9:05am

Welcome

  • John Rossant, Founder & Chief Curator, LA CoMotion

  • from 9:05am
  • to 9:20am

Opening Keynote

  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles

  • from 9:20am
  • to 10:10am

Opening Panel

Design by Transport: How Mobility Changes our Cityscape

With the advent of new transportation technology, and for the first time since the introduction of the automobile, we have the opportunity to rethink how our cities are shaped by transportation networks. It's no longer a given that cities belong to the car, and there is a growing interest in repurposing streets for new uses. What will our new streetscapes look like? How do we successfully anticipate our future mobility needs and plan accordingly? Can adaptability be built into traditional transport services? How do we design our cities and our mobility networks to foster inclusivity, accessibility, and environmental sustainability?

  • Brogan BamBrogan, Founder, Arrivo
  • Kevin Czinger, Founder, Lead Inventor and CEO, Divergent 3D
  • Jonathan Woetzel, MGI Director & Senior Partner, Shanghai, McKinsey & Company
  • Joshua L. Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Moderated by Ashley Z. Hand, Co-Founder, CityFi, Senior Advisor, LA CoMotion

  • from 10:10am
  • to 11am

Main Stage Panel

Streets Are For People: Multi-Modality and Safety

In the last few years we have seen a shift from car-centered to human-centered urban design as walkability, health, and sustainability are now forefront concerns for city planners and public officials. What does a human-centered city look like in terms of mobility? How can cities be redesigned to promote the development of efficient multi-modal transport systems? Can all mobility options be reconciled and safely share the roads? What is 'Vision Zero', and what is its potential for making our streets safer? How do autonomous vehicles fit into this vision?

  • Assaf Biderman, Founder, Superpedestrian
  • Emily Castor Warren, Senior Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
  • Yann Leriche, CEO Transdev North America and Head of the B2C Business Line and Autonomous Transportation Systems, Transdev
  • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LADOT
  • Moderated by Lilly Shoup, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard

  • from 11am
  • to 11:40am

Networking Break

  • from 11:40am
  • to 1pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, Riding Shotgun: The Future of Shared Mobility

Over the past few years, shared modes of transportation have emerged as a solution to congestion, parking shortages and last-mile hurdles, and in response to growing environmental concern. While their benefits are numerous, cities across the world are struggling to regulate and integrate these services with those already existing. How can the traditional players reinvent themselves to remain competitive? With car ownership declining, how should city officials rethink redundant infrastructures and physical assets? Has shared mobility lived up to its promise? What is the future for shared mobility?

  • Joddie Gray, President, UrbanTrans North America
  • Justin Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy, Zipcar
  • Derrick Ko, Co-Founder, Spin

Workshop

Imagining Intercity Transport Networks

Workshop

Tactical Transit: Motivated Mobility

Expert Meeting

Unlocking Transport Value in Underutilized Assets

Expert Meeting

Shaping Travel Habits: Incentives and other Solutions

  • from 1pm
  • to 2pm

Lunch

  • from 1pm
  • to 2pm

Startup Showcase Lunch

L.A. New Mobility Challenge - Presented by LACI

The finalists of the L.A. New Mobility Challenge will present their innovative solutions that will define the next era of sustainable urban transportation, in front of a live jury and invited audience at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

  • from 2pm
  • to 2:20pm

City Spotlight

Los Angeles: Template for the New Transport Revolution

Just as Los Angeles was made and remade by first streetcars and later highways, the city stands on a cusp of a third transformation. The actors leading this effort will come together to discuss how new technologies, services, and unprecedented investments in transit will reshape Los Angeles. What is their vision for the next 25 years? How is the mobility revolution underway transforming the city? What are the main challenges to the current system and how can we overcome them? What transport innovations is LA betting on to improve the efficiency and accessibility of its network? How will these new solutions reshape LA as we know it? And how will preparations for the 2028 Olympics change way we move around the city?

  • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LADOT
  • Joshua L. Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

  • from 2:20pm
  • to 3:10pm

Main Stage Panel

Solutions for the Last Mile

Last-mile connectivity remains a prime concern for transport planners and service providers alike. With a myriad of new mobility options, cities must weave these offerings together into a seamless multi-modal transportation. What keeps urbanites in their cars? What are the major obstacles for creating point-to-point solutions? How can we make sure last-mile solutions reach all underserved communities? What new technologies can we expect will have the greatest impact on last mile challenges?

  • from 3:10pm
  • to 4:30pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, Urban Freight or Urban Fright? Getting Logistics Right in the Future City

The cheap and easy movement of goods is crucial for cities to remain competitive, attractive, and environmentally friendly. However, the rapid pace of urbanization, the changing patterns of consumption, and the emergence of new channels of distribution can be strenuous for logistics providers and transporters. How can we improve freight transport while minimizing the negative impacts of its growth? How can we incorporate new technologies into already intricate urban supply chains? What will be the impact of autonomous vehicles on this sector? Could drones alone be the solution to last-mile delivery? What infrastructure upgrades are necessary for it to become a reality?

Workshop

The London Experience

Workshop

Urban Mobility Innovation Index

Roaming Workshop

Stories of Local Improvement

Expert Meeting

Insuring our Transport Future

Expert Meeting

Unlikely Alliances to Transport Finances

  • from 4:30pm
  • to 5pm

Networking Break

  • from 5pm
  • to 5:20pm

Keynote Conversation

Smart Infrastructure for Stronger Communities

Our streets and public spaces are being repurposed to suit the needs, lifestyles and movement of today's urbanites. Streets of the future have the opportunity to become testing grounds of innovation, a new, dynamic, multi purpose space in cities. How can we repurpose our streets to answer some of the most pressing needs of cities, from energy efficiency and storage, to safety and security? How can IoT solutions reshape our streets and how people interact with them? How can we enhance the safety, security, and experience of pedestrians and cyclists? Can street-level smart solutions offer us the answer to common urban woes?

  • from 5:20pm
  • to 5:30pm

City Spotlight

Dubai’s Daring Developments

  • from 5:30pm
  • to 6:15pm

Main Stage Panel

Backseat Driver: The Promise of our Autonomous Future

Mobility as we know it is being disrupted by the advent of autonomous vehicles and both national and local actors need to embrace driverless cars as a coming reality. While cities like Singapore and Pittsburgh are already deploying self-driving taxis, there are still major hurdles to overcome and changes to be made before cities and people are ready to welcome this autonomous future. How can we develop trust in these new technologies? While connected and fully autonomous vehicles are believed to decrease road accidents by getting rid of the human error factor, other threats arise: machine failure and hacking. What is the right balance between improving security while defending privacy? How do we regulate AVs? What will be the impact of driverless cars on the way urbanites move around the city?

  • from 6:15pm
  • to 6:30pm

Interview

The Architecture of Mobility

  • from 7:30pm
  • to 9:30pm

Social

Gala Dinner

  • from 9am
  • to 9:15am

Keynote

Shaping our Streetscapes

  • from 9:15am
  • to 10am

Main Stage Panel

Improving Wellbeing through Transport Design

The way we design our urban transport systems has a considerable impact on the health and well-being of our city dwellers. Encouraging walkability, promoting the use of public transport options, and improving equitable access to transport services are key to building a healthy community. What are the varying transport needs of today's urbanite? What characterizes a healthy transport system? How can we ensure that transport services serve all? How do we make wellbeing a priority for transport planners, municipal governments, and transit agencies? What new devices and services can help improve accessibility?

  • from 10am
  • to 10:20am

Keynote Conversation

Unblocking the AV Revolution with Blockchain Technology

Data has the potential to explain today's and forecast tomorrow's transport patterns, but not all data is created equal. By establishing standards and using blockchain technology, we can press the gas on the new mobility revolution. Autonomous technology can be adopted faster using blockchain, by helping to securely share driving and AV testing data, manage ride and car share transactions, and store vehicle usage information. How can blockchain help jump the current hurdles inhibiting autonomous driving? How can it improve transparency and trust among users? What is its importance in terms of security and safety? What are the financial implications of blockchain technology?

  • from 10:20am
  • to 10:50am

Keynote Conversation

The Future of the Bus

The bus is arguably one of the most important modes of transport in our cities, especially for low-income riders. Yet, when people think of the urban mobility revolution, they rarely think of the bus. New technologies have the potential to revolutionize our buses, making them increasingly clean, efficient and eventually autonomous. What innovations are improving the efficiency and accessibility of the bus? What will future bus look like? How will the deployment of AV/EV buses differ from AV/EV cars? With the development of new modes of intercity transport such as Hyperloop and high-speed rail, will buses still be of use?

  • from 10:50am
  • to 11:30am

Networking Break

  • from 11:30am
  • to 12:30pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, Equity in Urban Transport

Urbanites require comprehensive, affordable transport options to access basic goods, services, activities, and employment opportunities in cities. Costly or unevenly distributed transit systems hinder the development of under-served communities. Equitable access to urban transport cannot be understated; it is a key prerequisite for socio-economic progress and the overall wellbeing of a city. What are the common problem areas for accessible transport? How can we better utilize existing structures, procedures, and projects to enhance equity in mobility in our cities? Where can technology play a role in making transport affordable and accessible?

Workshop

Transit Hubs: Best Practices in Station Development and Value Capture

Workshop

Driven by Data – Measuring Changing Transport Patterns

Expert Meeting

Incentivizing Transport Habits

Expert Meeting

Car Free Cities

  • from 12:30pm
  • to 1:30pm

Lunch

  • from 12:30pm
  • to 1:30pm

Startup Showcase Lunch

L.A. New Mobility Challenge - Presented by LACI

The finalists of the L.A. New Mobility Challenge will present their innovative solutions that will define the next era of sustainable urban transportation, in front of a live jury and invited audience at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

  • from 1:30pm
  • to 1:45pm

City Spotlight

The Multi-Modal Model: Singapore’s Public Transport Story

  • from 1:45pm
  • to 2:15pm

Keynote Conversation

Feeling the Energy: Updating our Urban Ways

As countries around the globe announce plans to ditch gasoline and diesel vehicles in the coming years, we see cities become the real engines of change. Bolstered by rising availability of charging docks, increased renewable energy sources, falling battery prices and greater public awareness, this energy revolution is upon us. But are we ready? Traditional energy providers are rethinking their offerings and cities are beginning to recognize the need for regenerative energy production and mass energy storage infrastructure. What are the limitations to this new energy reality? How can cities foreshadow their energy infrastructure needs? What is the tipping point for our grid systems? What creative methods can be introduced to deal with production, storage and distribution? How scalable is this revolution?

  • from 2:15pm
  • to 2:45pm

Keynote Conversation

The Impact of Changing Mobility Patterns on our Economy

Mobility has a proven effect on our economies, particularly in cities. The advent of new transport services, as well as the increased efficiency of our mass transit systems, offer a powerful catalyst for economic transformation and sustainable community building. How will enhanced connectivity, both through new intercity services and through increased intracity options, shape our economy? Which new transport systems are having the biggest impact? What industries and segments of the population will be most affected? How is technology integrating new services with traditional public transport options - and what are the benefits of this efficiency? How can city leaders and policymakers embrace this transition?

  • from 2:45pm
  • to 4pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, New Expectations: Catering to the Community

Urban life looks very different from how it did just a decade ago. The advent of new technologies, work forms, services and enhanced connectivity are increasingly changing why we move around in cities, and how we choose to travel. Transport is without doubt a key factor of urban livability. There has been a recent shift towards user-centered transport and service design, looking to incorporate the varying needs of vast communities. How are cities and transport providers gathering insights into the needs of their customers? How can we design transport services that adjust to the changing expectations of today’s urbanite? How are citizens consulted? How do we create services that are accessible to the most vulnerable segments of the population?

Workshop

LA’s Streets in the Age of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: A Design Sprint

Workshop

For the Sake of our Environment: Mobility Pricing

Roaming Workshop

Mobility as a Service in LA

Expert Meeting

Filling the Gaps: Informal Transportation

Expert Meeting

Who Supplies our Fleets?

  • from 4pm
  • to 4:45pm

Networking Break

  • from 4:45pm
  • to 5:15pm

Keynote Conversation

Regulating the Highway in the Sky

With the rapid expansion of unmanned aircraft systems, both commercial and personal, there is increased need for relevant regulations to manage our urban skies. With all the opportunities they offer, drones also pose serious issues such as land use, privacy, safety and liability, which are difficult to address and which divide the public. How will drones be used in the future city? How can we successfully regulate air traffic in our cities? Should drone regulation be determined at a local, national or supranational level? Do regulations that work for dense cities such as New York, also work for cities like Los Angeles?

  • from 5:15pm
  • to 5:45pm

Keynote Conversation

Footing the Bill: Who Pays for Our Transport Future?

Whether for the purchase of low emission buses for public transport, the deployment of charging stations for electric cars, or the infrastructural upgrades needed for autonomous vehicles, the expenditures related to transportation are expected to rise significantly in the near future, and the public sector will not be able to bear them all. How will cities upgrade their existing infrastructure? Is it the public sector’s responsibility to meet the infrastructure needs of new private innovations? What financing mechanisms are available? What public-private partnerships should be created?

  • from 5:45pm
  • to 6:30pm

Main Stage Panel

Treading Lightly: Clean Transport for our Urban Future

With transportation accounting for nearly 15% of global greenhouse emissions and climate change a central concern for city officials, it is crucial to rethink our cities' transport systems. How can cities design and plan to help reduce congestion? What regulations and enforceable standards should be put in place to reduce the negative impact of transportation on our environment? What are successful cities doing to incentivize cleaner options and the use of public transport? What is the potential of mobility pricing? When should traffic restrictions be put in place, if ever?

  • from 6:30pm
  • to 7pm

Closing Ceremony

  • from 7:30pm
  • to 9:30pm

Arrivo Reception

Invitation only

  • from 10am
  • to 11am

Test Track Opening, Workshop Registration

  • from 11am
  • to 11.15am

Inauguration Keynote

“Why Mobility, Why Los Angeles”

Transportation and mobility are crucial to a city’s success. They define how people navigate the urban fabric and experience their journey from departure to destination. Technology is redefining transportation as we know it, and is setting in stone the necessary shift towards greener, safer, smarter and more democratized mobility. Who will be at the forefront of this movement?

  • John Rossant, Founder & Chief Curator, LA CoMotion

  • from 11.15am
  • to 12pm

Panel

Los Angeles’ Mobility Revolution

How is LA positioning itself as a leader in urban mobility? In what efforts has the city concentrated itself to extend transportation infrastructure and increase its usage? How does this new vitalization of LA impact its communities? An open discussion between key Angelino actors.

  • from 12pm
  • to 12.30pm

Innovation Showcase

  • from 12.30pm
  • to 1.30pm

Lunch

  • from 1.30pm
  • to 3pm

L.A. New Mobility Challenge

Presented by LACI

With over 100 applications from 15 countries, the L.A. New Mobility Challenge brings 15 finalists to attend LA CoMotion and share their innovations with public and private sector leaders at the forefront of urban mobility thinking. Hear how these amazing startups are developing innovative zero emissions transportation technologies.

  • from 1.30pm
  • to 2.30pm

Workshop

Accelerating Transit Use

How can we accelerate transit use and create more transit rich areas? The advocacy architects of Measure R and M explore how these policies can improve LA’s global competitiveness, increase the region’s economic and environmental sustainability, improve air quality and traffic congestion, while creating healthier neighborhoods where all residents can thrive.

Roaming Workshop

Tour of the Arts District

  • from 2.30pm
  • to 3.30pm

Workshop

Equitable Transit Oriented Development

Enabling the larger Angelino community to benefit from transport and street infrastructure. What are the implications of the current transit development focus and what considerations are necessary to represent all peoples and communities. How to mediate those problems through equitable, participatory planning and low-income community consideration as we create a more sustainable city?

  • from 3.30pm
  • to 4pm

Innovation Showcase

  • from 4pm
  • to 4.45pm

Roaming Workshop

Streets for People, Streets for Walking

Walking tour and advocacy training to make our streets more beautiful, more walkable, and how this can make our neighborhoods fun and healthy places for Angelenos.

  • from 4.45pm
  • to 5.15pm

Innovation Showcase

  • from 5.15pm
  • to 6.15pm

BUSted Los Angeles: True Stories About Getting Around Los Angeles

Told By People Who Don't Drive

  • from 6.15pm

LA CoMotion Block Party Concert

  • from 10am
  • to 11am

Test Track Opening, Workshop Registration

  • from 11am
  • to 11.15am

Keynote

“Streets of the Future”

Cities are always shaped by the state of the art in technology at the time. Los Angeles was (re-)created by the car. What kind of city will the smartphone, bicycles, drones, autonomous vehicles, and trains create, and how do we shape the future?

  • Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, NewCities , Director of Strategy, LA CoMotion

  • from 11.15
  • to 12pm

Panel

From One Shared Transport to the Next

How can we move beyond private car ownership? In what ways can planners and innovators coordinate transport solutions to offer door to door, shared transit options for all citizens, everywhere in the city? What technologies are making these transformation methods widely adopted, and how can we make them accessible to all?

  • from 12pm
  • to 12.30pm

Innovation Showcase

  • from 12.30pm
  • to 1pm

Lunch

  • from 1.30pm
  • to 2.30pm

Workshop

SCI Arc’s Creative Architecture

Student presentations of the design and work process for the LA CoMotion architecture project. Learn about the stages of creation, from the first drawing to the final structure.

Roaming Workshop

Tour of the Arts District

Arts District roaming workshop:, its history and its present, street art circuit, maintaining creative roots for the development of cultural activities.

  • from 2.30pm
  • to 3pm

Innovation Showcase

  • from 3pm
  • to 4pm

Roaming Workshop

Pedalling for Wellbeing

Interactive workshop and discussion group on increasing bike usage. Educational discussion on the positive impacts of Measure M on bikeability. Discussion on equity in mobility solutions as well as making communities healthier and safer.

Workshop

Reclaiming Public Space

Community building educational workshop on creating public spaces that benefit all citizens. How to make use of public space and restore them as essential nodes for local communities.

  • from 4pm
  • to 4.30pm

Innovation Showcase

  • from 4.30pm
  • to 5.30pm

BUSted Los Angeles: True Stories About Getting Around Los Angeles

Told By People Who Don't Drive

  • from 5.30pm

LA CoMotion Block Party Concert