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New Findings on the Impact of AVs on Urban Space, Inequality and Outward Migration

New Findings on the Impact of AVs on Urban Space, Inequality and Outward Migration

On Feb 16, 2022, Meeting of the Minds convened a free webinar featuring Chris Zegras, Professor, Mobility and Urban Planning; Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT.

Archive Recording

Recorded 2/16/2022

Program

Based on research conducted by a team at the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), and recently published in the academic journal Cities, Chris Zegras will present simulation-based analyses examining how automated mobility-on-demand (AMOD) might impact urban development patterns. Specifically, the analysis used an agent-based microsimulation platform to explore, for the Singapore case: (1) how Automated Mobility-on-Demand (AMOD) might affect urban residents’ levels of accessibility and their residential relocation decisions; and, (2) how these impacts might vary across space and socioeconomic groups. Examining two future AMOD scenarios, the study sheds light on likely impacts on residential relocation, outward migration, home-work imbalance, and inequality. Chris will share their research approach, methods, and findings with us as we seek to understand the impact AVs will have on urban form and space.

Resources

Presentation Slides

Download the slidedeck used during this presentation.

Presenters

Chris Zegras

Chris Zegras

Professor, Mobility and Urban Planning; Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Zegras is Head of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He serves on the Executive Board of the BRT+ Centre of Excellence and the International Scientific Committee for the Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable (CEDEUS). At MIT he serves on the Climate Nucleus. From 2015-2020 he was the Lead Principal Investigator for the Future Urban Mobility research group, sponsored by the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. From 2007 to 2016 he was Transportation Systems Focus Area Lead for the MIT Portugal Program. His research focuses on: human behavior, digital transformation, and strategic planning techniques and technologies.

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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