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 9am
  • to 8pm

Registration & Information

  • from 9am
  • to 9:15am

Opening Keynote

  • from 9:15am
  • to 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?

  • from 10am
  • to 10:30am

Keynote Conversation

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?

  • from 10:30am
  • to 11am

Networking Break

  • from 11am
  • to 12:30pm

Parallel Session

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?

Panel >> Interactive Discussion The Ultimate Showdown: Innovators vs. Regulators

Rapid development of new technology puts huge pressure on regulators to adapt the existing frameworks to incorporate these disruptive innovations. Rather than simply reacting to the apparition of new technologies, they need to be proactive and accurately foresee the necessary laws and regulations needed to incorporate these innovations into service offerings. How can cities replace a “command and control” approach to rules and regulations with a flexible, innovative, and results-driven system that can better cope with today’s accelerating, tech-driven change? Is there a right balance between supporting and regulating a new technology? Should legislation be set at the supranational level, national level, or local level?  

Workshop

Imagining Intercity Transport Networks

Workshop

Tactical Transit: Motivated Mobility

Workshop

Understanding the Transport Trends of Mega-events

  • from 12:30pm
  • to 1:45pm

Lunch

  • from 1:45pm
  • to 2:15pm

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 the way we move around the city?

  • from 2:15pm
  • to 3pm

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 3pm
  • to 4:15pm

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?

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

Dubai’s Daring Developments

Expert Meeting

Insuring our Transport Future

Expert Meeting

Unlikely Alliances to Transport Finances

  • from 4:15pm
  • to 4:45pm

Networking Break

  • from 4:45pm
  • to 5pm

Innovation Showcase

Drone Infrastructure

  • from 5pm
  • to 5:30pm

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 5:30pm
  • 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 citizens 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 citizens move around the city?

  • from 7:30pm
  • to 9:30pm

Social

Gala Dinner

  • from 9am
  • to 9:15am

Keynote

  • from 9:15am
  • to 10am

Main Stage Panel

Improving Wellbeing through Transport Design

The way we design our cities has a considerable impact on the health and wellbeing of those who live in them. This is especially true of urban transit systems, as they often determine the physical activity of a large part of our urban populations. But how can we make sure wellbeing becomes a priority for municipal governments and transit agencies? How can we promote wellbeing in our transport planning? How do we improve the efficiency and ease of commuting to encourage urbanites to use public transport? What characterizes a healthy transport system? How do we measure wellbeing in cities that are so vastly different?

  • from 10am
  • to 10:15am

City Spotlight

Data in the City: Singapore’s Success in Understanding Transport

  • from 10:15am
  • to 10:45am

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 10:45am
  • to 11:30am

Networking Break

  • from 11:30am
  • to 12:30pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, 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. What regulations and enforceable standards need to be put in place to get transport emissions to zero? Is it realistic to think they can be applied citywide? What timeline can we expect? How can we incentivize cleaner options? What planning practices should cities adopt to reduce congestion? What are the cost implications for cities to introduce low carbon systems?

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, 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?

Workshop

Transit Hubs: Best Practices in Station Developments and Value Capture

Expert Meeting

Incentivizing Transport Habits

Expert Meeting

Car Free Cities

  • from 12:30pm
  • to 2pm

Lunch

  • from 2pm
  • to 5:30pm

Roaming Workshops

>> Mobility as a Service in LA

>> Stories of Local Improvement: Bike Tour of Downtown LA

>> Ethnographic Transport Study: Understanding the Mobility Needs of Different Communities

>> Unlocking Transport Value in Underutilized Assets

  • from 5:30pm
  • to 6pm

Closing Ceremony

  • from 7pm
  • to 9pm

Arrivo Reception

Invitation only

  • from 12pm
  • to 8pm

LA CoMotion General Public Expo Festival

LA CoMotion and its immersive and multi-faceted activations opens up to the general public. Come see the future of our cities -- and watch, touch, and try out some of the most exciting new vehicles anywhere.

>> Workshops, Test Drives, Tours, Guest Speakers, Interviews, Panel Discussions

  • from 12pm
  • to 8pm

LA CoMotion General Public Expo Festival

LA CoMotion and its immersive and multi-faceted activations opens up to the general public. Come see the future of our cities -- and watch, touch, and try out some of the most exciting new vehicles anywhere.

>> Workshops, Test Drives, Tours, Guest Speakers, Interviews, Panel Discussions