Towards the Self-Driving City

It’s clear that the arrival of the self-driving car is only a matter time. It’s a lot less clear what kind impact it will have on the city. Urban Land Magazine‘s Patrick J. Kiger tackled this question in a recent article, where he interviewed a number of city making experts about the wide-ranging implications of the self-driving car. From changes in mobility patterns and infrastructure, to influences on land use and the built form, self-driving cars have the potential to transform our cities. Generally optimistic, the article challenges us to reimagine mobility and ownership while underlining the need to plan for the soon-to-arrive self-driving car.

Mitchell Reardon

Mitchell Reardon is the TH!NK by IBI blog curator, a land use planner and urban experimenter. His interdisciplinary work centres on people and how they live, work and move through the city. Mitchell is enjoying life in Vancouver, after 6 years of living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Catch up with him on Twitter: @MitchellReardon

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