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Metropolis Magazine and SOM to Host Panel Discussion on the Future of Autonomous Transit

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Chicago’s transit system serves more than 1.5 million people every day. As the city continues to grow, it is poised to lead the world in future-focused transit. How can designers, researchers, transit experts, and creators of autonomous vehicles—buses, private pods, and more—come together to help shape a more equitable, accessible transit network to serve all Chicagoans?

On Thursday, July 19th, Metropolis Magazine and SOM will host a Think Tank panel discussion focused on the future of autonomous transit in Chicago. Participants will share insight on a variety of issues, including the potential of autonomous vehicles to bolster Chicago’s extensive transit network, and the ways in which existing transit infrastructure can adapt to the city's changing demographics to respond to the needs of communities located beyond the rail network. 

SOM Partner Scott Duncan and architectural designer Seanna Walsh will speak on the panel along with Pete Costa of Nelson\Nygaard, David Leopold of UI Labs, and Pierre Bourgin of Navya. Susan Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation for Metropolis Magazine, will moderate the panel discussion. The event will take place at UI Labs on Goose Island and will be streamed live on SOM's Facebook page

The event is free and open to the public. 1.5 AIA CEU HSW credits available. 

Metropolis Think Tank
Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid

July 19, 2018
8:30–11:30 a.m.

UI Labs
1415 North Cherry Avenue
Chicago, Illinois