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Program 2017

15 - 17 Nov Cities in Motion Leadership Conference

18 - 19 Nov Public Expo Festival

  • from 2pm
  • to 5pm

Registration & Information

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
  • Shannon Bouton, Chief Operating Officer, McKinsey Center for Business and Environment
  • Kevin Czinger, Founder, Lead Inventor and CEO, Divergent 3D
  • 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?

  • Dick Alexander, Executive Vice President, Transdev North America
  • Joddie Gray, President, UrbanTrans North America
  • Justin Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy, Zipcar
  • Derrick Ko, Co-Founder, Spin
  • Tom Maguire, Director of Sustainable Streets, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Moderated by Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared Use Mobility Center

Workshop

Bringing Mass Transit to your Door Step

The workshop aims to address the challenges of door-to-door connectivity by examining strategies around station areas and ideating solutions to ensure safe and equitable access to the mass transit systems. The session will explore STAMP (Station Access & Mobility Program), as well as MaaS enabled solutions and aim to answer the following questions: What are the challenges and opportunities in last mile connectivity to mass transit? What is the future of sustainable door to door transport? How will innovation and technology accelerate multimodal integration? What alternative models of project deployment can we develop? 

Hosted by Toyota Mobility FoundationWorld Resources Institute

Workshop

Rule the Streets…for People: A Study in Cities, Clay, and Wild Imagination

Streets are the soul of our cities, and yet they’re designed to support the travel and storage of private vehicles. In this highly creative and collaborative workshop, explore what it looks like for streets to put humans first. Think critically about the rules we want to follow and the rules we're ready to break. Reimagine what's possible on the city streets we all know and love.

Hosted by Ford Smart Mobility’s Greenfield Labs

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

The Role of Cities in Using & Regulating Low-Level Airspace

Hosted by Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina

  • 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 2:30pm

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?

  • Justin Erbacci, Deputy Executive Director - Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LADOT
  • Joshua L. Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Moderated by Alan Ohnsman, Senior Editor, Future Mobility, Forbes

  • from 2:30pm
  • to 3:15pm

Main Stage Panel

Solutions for the Last Mile

Presented by the Los Angeles Times
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?

  • Pras Ganesh, Program Director, Toyota Mobility Foundation
  • Sampo Hietanen, CEO, MaaS Global Ltd
  • Chris Thomas, Founder & Partner, Fontinalis
  • Zach Wassermann, Head of Global Business Development, Via
  • Moderated by Russ Mitchell, Automobiles Reporting and Analysis, Los Angeles Times

  • from 3:15pm
  • 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 and people 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 and real estate developers. How can we improve freight transport while minimizing the negative impacts of its growth? How can we ensure that new developments are prepared for the impending changes in the transportation of goods and people?  How can we incorporate new technologies into already intricate urban supply chains and developments? What will be the impact of autonomous vehicles on this sector? Could drones alone be the solution to last-mile delivery? What infrastructure upgrades and modifications to development plans and processes are necessary for it to become a reality?

  • Clare Jones, CCO, what3Words
  • Alain Kornhauser, Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University
  • Stephen F. Smith, Research Professor of Robotics & Director of Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Justin X. Thompson, Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Jean-François Tremblay, President and CEO, Institute for Electric and Intelligent Transportation
  • Moderated by Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

Workshop

The London Experience – can it be exported?

Since the creation of the office of London Mayor and the establishment of Transport for London (TfL) in 2001, there has been a transformation in how people travel in the UK’s capital city.  There has been a net shift in mode share from private car to walking, cycling and public transport while the city’s population, economy and overall volume of trips have continued to grow. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has now announced his intention to clean up the city’s air and have 80% of all trips be made on foot, by bicycle or public transport by 2041. What have been the key ingredients for achieving these changes in Londoners’ travel?  How readily can they be reproduced in other cities, given the very different political and institutional circumstances in those cities?  What lessons can London and other cities learn from each other as they strive to create more sustainable patterns of urban mobility?

Hosted by Transport for London

Workshop

Urban Mobility Innovation Index (UMii) Forum (by invitation)

Taking place in LA during LA CoMoTion, the UMii Forum is co-organised by UITP and LA Metro, as part of the development of the Urban Mobility innovation index (UMii). Based on the framework within the Urban Mobility innovation index (UMii) developed to assess the maturity of the innovation ecosystem in urban mobility, the UMii Forum allows cities to exchange knowledge and learn “best and next practices”, that faciliate the development of policies and conditions enabling innovative mobility solutions. Representatives of cities are invited to present their plans and initiatives to foster innovation in urban mobility. They will be able to share their experience and debate with their peers, developing a common understanding on what innovation means for them, and to unlock innovation for smarter and more sustainable mobility.

Hosted by UITP and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Cycling Workshop

Supporting Multi-modal Commutes at Union Station

Union Station is the single most connected transit hub in Los Angeles County. Metro is currently promoting that 80% of LA County residents live within biking distance of Metro rail, thus encouraging multimodal commutes, combining Metro rail and bicycling. But how effectively do Union Station and surrounding streets accommodate the needs of people with bikes? What are the needs of bicycle users in getting to/from Union Station as well as access to transit lines? What are the obstacles for people traveling by bike within the Metro system and the station? What are the best practices in connecting mass transit to active transportation networks?

Hosted by Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

Impact of Federal Automated Vehicle Legislation on Cities and States

Hosted by Transportation for America

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

Moving Together - How Could Shared Mobility Reshape Our Cities?

Hosted by Philippe Crist, International Transport Forum, OECD

  • from 4:30pm
  • to 5pm

Networking Break

  • from 5pm
  • to 5:25pm

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?

  • Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram, Vice President of Smart Communities & Venues, Verizon
  • Maria MacGunigal, Chief Information Officer, City of Sacramento
  • Moderated by Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi

  • from 5:25pm
  • to 5:45pm

City Spotlight

Dubai’s Daring Developments

  • H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority

  • from 5:45pm
  • to 6:30pm

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?

  • Hon. Christopher A. Hart, Former Chairman and Current Member, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Christopher Heiser, Co-founder and CEO, Renovo
  • Mark R. Rosekind, Chief Safety Innovation Officer, Zoox
  • Eric Rothman, President, HR&A Advisors
  • Moderated by Grayson Brulte, President of Brulte & Company, Co-Founder of Autonomous Tomorrow, Senior Advisor, LA CoMotion

  • from 6:30pm
  • to 6:45pm

Interview

The Architecture of Mobility

  • Daniel Libeskind, Architect and Founder, Studio Libeskind
  • John Rossant, Founder & Chief Curator, LA CoMotion

  • from 7pm
  • to 9:30pm

Celebrate LA Reception

  • from 9am
  • to 9:15am

Interview

Highway in the Sky

Is air transport the answer to our urban congestion woes? We are experiencing a shift in thinking about everyday transport, as both passenger and cargo carriers look to the sky. What possibilities does air transport offer our cities? How can we make urban air travel affordable and accessible? What are the main barriers to mainstream urban air mobility? 

  • Rodin Lyasoff, CEO, A³
  • Noah Raford, Chief Operating Officer and Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

  • from 9:15am
  • to 10:15am

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?

  • Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi
  • Douglas Moore, Director of Technology for Human Support, Toyota Motor North America
  • Sean Rhodes, Executive Creative Director, frog
  • Jeff Risom, Managing Director US, Gehl
  • Jay Walder, President and CEO, Motivate 
  • Moderated by Antonio Pacheco, West Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper

  • from 10:15am
  • to 10:45am

Keynote Conversation

Feeling the Energy: Updating our Urban Ways

As countries around the globe announce plans to ditch gas 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, creative solar technologies, falling battery prices and greater public awareness, this energy revolution is upon us. 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?

  • Janea A. Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Larissa Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Vanda Electrics
  • Desmond Wheatley, President, CEO and Chairman, Envision Solar
  • Moderated by Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund

  • from 10:45am
  • to 11:05am

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?

  • Stella Li, President, BYD Motors
  • Ryan Popple, President and CEO, Proterra
  • Moderated by Matt Petersen, President and CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

  • from 11:05am
  • to 11:40am

Networking Break

  • from 11:40am
  • to 1pm

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?

  • Hans Arby, Chief Executive Officer, Ubigo
  • Rick Cole, City Manager, Santa Monica
  • Scott Kubly, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Katherine Perez-Estolano, Associate Principal, Arup
  • Jeffrey Tumlin, Director of Strategy, Nelson\Nygaard
  • Moderated by Romel Pascual, Executive Director, CicLAvia

Workshop

Scaling and Unlocking the Benefits of Automated Mobility On Demand Through Interoperability

How can we make automated mobility work for everyone? By ensuring that all parties can play their key role. Just like the Internet, scale and efficiency are achieved by creating an open ecosystem where companies, municipalities, and regulators can leverage each other’s strengths. At the heart of this ecosystem is interoperability that removes the threat of lock-in and maximizes collaboration. This workshop will explore how interoperability will emerge, and what we can do to accelerate its adoption.

Hosted by Renovo.auto

Workshop

Launching LA’s First Go Zone (by invitation)

Through its 100 Hours campaign, SCAG has been exploring the concept of a Go Zone – multiple transportation solutions deployed in one traffic hotspot—or a mobility innovation zone. But what are the key elements of a Go Zone? What role is there for Mobility as a Service models gaining traction around the world in LA’s Go Zone vision? Hear from MAAS Ground Zero about Helsinki’s efforts to eliminate the need for private car ownership by 2025. Get the latest on London’s efforts to create a sweeping low emissions zone to rapidly improve air quality in the near future. Most importantly, help us shape ideas on launching LA’s first Go Zone.

Hosted by Natural Resources Defense Council & Southern California Association of Governments

Cycling Workshop

Metro Bike Share Tour

The Metro Bike Share Tour will explore the streets of the Los Angeles Arts District and Little Tokyo and will include a description on the history and technology of Metro Bike Share, with occasional stops to answer questions and showcase innovative infrastructure treatments. The aim of this workshop is to understand how Bike Share functions and its history in Los Angeles and to learn the nuances of a successful Bike Share system.

Hosted by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

Building a Data Collaborative for Cities

Hosted by City Innovate Foundation

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

Personalizing Mass Transit

Hosted by Intersection

  • 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 2:50pm

Main Stage Panel

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?

  • Doug Bloch, Political Director, Teamster
  • Michelle Boehm, Southern California Regional Director, California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Alexandre Missoffe, Managing Director, Greater Paris Investment Agency
  • Gina Trombley, Head of Ecosystem Cluster and Strategic Sales Region Americas, Bombardier Transportation
  • Moderated by Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, NewCities, Director of Strategy, LA CoMotion

  • from 2:50pm
  • to 3:15pm

Keynote Conversation

Unlocking 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 is the role of regulators in this space, and what are the potential, unintended consequences of this technology? What are the financial implications of blockchain?

  • Chris Ballinger, CFO and Director of Mobility Services, Toyota Research Institute
  • João Barros, Founder and CEO, Veniam
  • Moderated by Ashley Z. Hand, Co-Founder, CityFi, Senior Advisor, LA CoMotion

  • from 3:15pm
  • to 4:30pm

Parallel Sessions

Panel >> Interactive Discussion, New Expectations: User-Centered Mobility

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?

  • Avin Arumugam, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT), Visa
  • Sasha Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer, Piaggio Fast Forward
  • Colin O’Donnell, Chief Innovation Officer, Intersection
  • Nat Parker, CEO, moovel North America
  • Stephen M. Zoepf, Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research, Stanford University
  • Moderated by Kristopher Carter, Co-Chair, Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Workshop

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

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are en vogue. Car manufacturers and technology companies are competing to be the first on the scene of fully autonomous driving. Real estate developers are wondering how it will affect their portfolio. And cities are beginning to recognize that they need to be prepared for the disrupting influence this technology will have on, not just the way we move around, but on city-life itself. How can streets be reclaimed and reimagined in an era of connected and autonomous vehicles? BuroHappold’s Los Angeles’ Design Sprint will gather experts from government, planning, and the automobile and technology industries to debate and address the challenges and opportunities presented.

Hosted by BuroHappold

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

Travel Behavior and the 3 Revolutions of Shared Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Hosted by UC Institute of Transportation Studies

Expert Meeting (by invitation)

How Manufacturers can Deliver AV Technology for Public Transit

Hosted by UITP

  • from 4:30pm
  • to 5:15pm

Networking Break

  • 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?

  • Alain Flausch, Secretary General, UITP
  • Bernard Sheahan, Director of Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation
  • Søren Wille, Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Transport, Building, and Housing of Denmark
  • Moderated by Benoît Georges, Journalist, Les Echos

  • 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?

  • Mark Frohnmayer, President and Founder, Arcimoto, Inc.
  • Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, Copenhagen
  • Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Public Space, City of Paris
  • Ben Plowden, Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, Surface Transport , Transport for London
  • Moderated by Amanda Eaken, Director of Transportation and Climate, Natural Resource Defense Council

  • 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.

  • Marissa Christiansen, Executive Director, Friends of LA River
  • Katherine Perez-Estolano, Associate Principal, Arup
  • Marcel Porras, Chief Sustainability Officer , Los Angeles Department of Transportation
  • Denny Zane, Founder, Move LA
  • Moderated by Blair Schlecter, Director of Economic Development & Government Affairs, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

  • from 12pm
  • to 12:30pm

Innovation Showcase

Jugnoo Showcase
Microkickboard Showcase

  • from 12:30pm
  • to 1:30pm

Lunch

  • from 1:30pm
  • to 2:15pm

Fireside Chat: Reimagining Urban Living

A futuristic Los Angeles has been imagined multiple times in film and literature. Today, technology is reaching a point where envisioning a new urban life is shifting from fiction to reality. How will new forms of shared mobility and technology alter our cityscapes?

  • Philippe Chiambaretta, Founder and Director, PCA-STREAM
  • Michael Rotondi, Co-founder & Ceo , RotoLab
  • Moderated by Erik Ghenoiu, Research Coordinator, Learning Assessment Coordinator, History + Theory, SCI-Arc

  • from 1:30pm
  • to 2:15pm

Roaming Workshop

Accelerating Transit Use

Hosted by by MoveLA
How can we accelerate transit use and create more transit rich areas while maintaining housing near transit affordable? The advocacy architects of Measure R and M will bring you to the Downtown Regional Connector as an example of how new transit projects will impact LA and its communities. An honest discussion will follow on the challenges of building both transit and housing.

  • from 2:15pm
  • to 3:45pm

L.A. New Mobility Challenge

Presented by LACI

With over 100 applications from 15 countries, the L.A. New Mobility Challenge will bring 15 finalists to attend LA CoMotion and share their innovations with leaders in the public and private sectors at the forefront of urban mobility thinking. Hear the top startups worldwide developing innovative zero emissions transportation technologies, smart infrastructures, and mobility solutions that will define the next era of sustainable urban transportation.

  • from 4pm
  • to 4:30pm

Innovation Showcase

Spira Showcase
GenZe Showcase

  • from 5pm
  • to 6pm

BUSted Los Angeles: True Stories About Getting Around Los Angeles

Told By People Who Don't Drive

  • from 6pm
  • to 7:15pm

LA CoMotion Block Party Celebration

  • from 10am
  • to 11am

Test Track Opening, Workshop Registration

  • from 11am
  • to 11:20am

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 11:20am
  • to 12:15pm

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?

  • Claire Weisz, Founding Partner, WXY architecture + urban design
  • Kamran Saddique, Co Founder, Executive Director, City Innovate Foundation
  • Lilly Shoup, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard
  • Moderated by Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, NewCities, Director of Strategy, LA CoMotion

  • from 12:15pm
  • to 12.45pm

Innovation Showcase

OjO Showcase
Starship Showcase

  • from 12:45pm
  • to 1:30pm

Lunch

  • from 1:30pm
  • to 2:30pm

Workshop

SCI Arc’s Creative Architecture

Hosted by SCI+Arc and Stereo-Bot
Students of Alexis Rochas, Director of Stereo-Bot present the design and work process for the LA CoMotion arch/stage architecture project. Stereo-Bot’s impressive structures, from Coachella to Detroit’s city of design Unesco designation, are icons of placemaking and urban activation. In collaboration with SCI-Arc, they have created a unique arch and stage for LA CoMotion. Learn about the stages of creation, from the first drawing to the final structure.

  • from 2:30pm
  • to 3:15pm

Innovation Showcase: Playable Cities

Presented by: KaBOOM!
Let’s Play Everywhere LA has awarded grants to fund creative solutions that make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places — on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets and beyond — especially where families struggle to make ends meet. Meet some of the winners of the LA Challenge that will be implementing their projects!

  • from 3:15pm
  • to 4:15pm

Roaming Workshop

Pedalling for Wellbeing

Hosted by LA County Bicycle Coalition
Union Station is the single most connected transit hub in Los Angeles County. Metro is currently promoting that 80% of LA County residents live within biking distance of Metro rail, encouraging multimodal commutes, combining Metro rail and bicycling. But how effectively do Union Station and surrounding streets accommodate the needs of people with bikes? What are the needs of bicycle users in getting to/from Union Station as well as access to transit lines? What are the obstacles for people traveling by bike within the Metro system and the station? Join us for a ciclying, participatory planning workshop.

  • from 3:15pm
  • to 4:15pm

Kaos Network & Sankofa City Screening and Talk

Public Technologies for Our Urban Futures

Sankofa City is a community design project envisioning concepts and prototypes for the future of urban tech, such as augmented reality and self-driving cars. Based in Leimert Park, South LA, neighborhood residents and USC students work in teams to imagine alternative futures tied to local culture. The project focuses on long term strategies and imaginative solutions to create models for local innovation, cultural preservation and sustainable development. Two short films with be screened, followed by a talk by the team behind the project.

  • from 4:15pm
  • to 5:15pm

BUSted Los Angeles: True Stories About Getting Around Los Angeles

Told By People Who Don't Drive