Lectures and Workshops

The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:30 am - 11:30 am Add to Calendar

Hillside Campus
Ahmanson Auditorium
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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In conjunction with the Los Angeles launch of Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility, ArtCenter is hosting a distinguished panel of experts representing urban planning, digital technologies, the auto industry evolution, and multi-modal mobility architectures. 

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your seat today!

The new book—published by MIT Press and authored by three professors affiliated with MIT and MIT's Sloan School of Management who have benefitted from numerous interactions with ArtCenter's Graduate Transportation program—anticipates a fundamental transformation of urban mobility and examines the drivers emerging from urbanization, sustainability and consumer attitudes. It highlights the role of policy, technology and business innovations in reshaping future mobility. The book also proposes a future mobility framework that is adaptable across global cities, inclusive across economic and demographic segments, and dynamic to keep pace with new technologies and innovative business models. 

As frequent visitors [to ArtCenter], we have noted trends and evolutions in design form and language. The functional 1980s gave way to the lozenge-inspired, aerodynamic themes of the 1990s and later to the bolder expressions of the 2000s. Yet on a recent visit to ArtCenter, we found that many of the student projects had grown in scope. There was a greater emphasis on system performance rather than just on product design. Students were conceptualizing whole transportation systems, including their interfaces and connections, to make the full mobility experience more attractive. Many expressed the view that while creating stunning automotive shapes was exciting, conceiving integrated mobility systems was more challenging to an industrial designer.

— Excerpt from 
Faster, Smarter, Greener

Image courtesy of V. Sumantran