Cities21 Presentations / Events / Advocacy

 

2016

  • UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies, Dec 2, seminar series. Topic: Reduce Bay Area Commuting by 25%, using: enterprise commute trip reduction software, mobility aggregation apps, gap-filling mobility services, drive alone sticks fund green travel carrots. Fifth time as a guest speaker.

  • 2016 National Shared Mobility Summit, October 17-19, Chicago. Topic: Reduce Bay Area Commuting by 25%. 

  • Reduce Bay Area Commuting 25%: white paper launch, October. Redwood City Council Chambers and webcast.

  • Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center - Annual Conference, Utah State U (Logan), Sept 27-28. Topic: Electric Transport Applicatons: ATN/PRT, robotaxi.

  • Verge Sustainable Transport Summit, Sept 22, Santa Clara.

  • C/CAG Resource Management and Climate Protection Committee. Sept 21, San Carlos: Topic: Cut Commuting 25%.

  • BRIDGE SF, September 8. Topic: Future of Mobility is Integration.

  • BRIDGE SF, September 6. Demo Day civic tech startup pitch judging

  • C/CAG Congestion Management Environmental Quality (CMEQ) Committee. Aug 29, San Carlos. Topic: Cut Commuting.

  • Association for Commuter Transportation Public Policy Committee Webinar, July 13.  Topic: Cut Commuting 25%.

  • C/CAG (City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County) Congestion Management ProgramTechnical Advisory Committee. San Carlos, June 16, San Carlos (samTrans). Topic: Cut Commuting 25%.  

  • Moving Humans - Smarter Mobility for Smart Cities, June 4, Palo Alto. Topic: Cut Commuting 25%: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley MaaS Convening #4., Palo Alto City Hall, May 24. Topic: Cut Commuting. JVSV convened 62 members of the commuting / mobility ecosystem representing cities (Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Redwood City, Fremont, San Mateo County), agencies (BAAQMD, C/CAG, SamTrans, commute.org, Finland’s innovation accelerator), vendors/innovators (Mercedes, GM, Ford, Luum, Xerox, vRide, Bike Leap, Scoop, Moovit, SPLT, Carma, Genze, EcoReco, BiCi), employers/developers (Intuit, Stanford, Microsoft, SAP, vmWare, Moffett Park TMA, Irvine Company), consultants (AECOM, Nelson Nygaard) and NGOs (SPUR, Transform, Friends of Caltrain, Transdef, Menlo Spark).

  • Sustaintopia, May 4, San Francisco. Topic: 21st Century Urban Transport Models.

  • SoCal SBCCOG General Assembly, “Governing in an Era of Disruptive Technologies,” Carson, Feb 26. Topic: 2030 Transport Future.

  • San Jose Mayor's Smart Mobility Thought-Leader Dialogue. Feb 24. San Jose adopted ambitious Green Vision / General Plan GHG goals. Help accelerate progress on: first mile/last mile, land use, transportation innovations, data collection, active transportation, and transit ridership.

  • League of Women Voters Bay Area, League Day 2016, San Pablo, Feb 6. Topic: Cut Commuting 25%: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Transportation Research Board: AP020 Committee (Innovative Transport and Technologies) Meeting, Washington DC, Jan 11. Topic: Cut Commuting 25%: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Transportation Research Board workshop: "Multimodal Mobility and Sharing Economy: Shaping the Future Market," Washington DC, Jan 10. Topic: Public Transit and Mobility Apps.

2015

  • City of Mountain View Council Transportation Committee, Dec 9. Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • US Deptartment of Commerce, San Jose Office, Dec 7: Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Association for Commuter Transportation NorCal Chapter Conference, UC Berkeley Mining Hall, October 22. Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Burford Furman's SJSU Spartan Superhighway class/studio, October 7. "Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley is an interdiciplinary SJSU project to design a PRT system using renewable resources." Topic: PRT for Bay Area.

  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Convening #3, Sunnyvale, September 24, Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association Annual Meeting, Palo Alto, June 13, Topic: "Bay Area 2025 Transport Future."

  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board Meeting, San Jose, June 12, Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Convening #2, Sunnyvale, May 12, Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • SVLG Transportation Policy Committee, Sunnyvale, May 6. Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley Climate Properity Project Meeting, Palo Alto City Hall, April 28.  Topic: New Program Initiative for 2015/2016: Smart Mobility: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Austin, Texas, Smart Mobility Summit with US Transportation Secretary Andrew Foxx, April 23. Topic: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Software Ecosystem Acceleration.

  • Nissan Research Center (Sunnyvale), Silicon Valley Autonomous Vehicle Enthusiasts MeetUp, March 12. Topic: "Bay Area 2025 Transport Future." Presentation.

  • Stanford Guest Lecture: Stefan Heck's Innovative Transportation Systems (ENVRES 255) class, March 3. Topic: Bay Area 2025 Transportation Future."

  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting event "What canst though say about climate change", Jan 31. Topic: "How to form a small, effective climate advocacy group that can scale. Process. Community building psychology." 

2014

  • Sustainable San Mateo Indicators Launch, San Mateo Public Library, Nov 12. Topic: "Bay Area Personal Mobility Future."

  • Federal Transit Administration - Office of Mobility Innovation, Sept 29, Washington DC. Topic: "Bay Area 2025 Transportation Future."

  • Transportation For America & Smart Growth America, Sept 29, Washington DC. Topic: "Bay Area 2025 Transportation Future."

  • Green Party of Santa Clara County, April 24, San Jose. Topic: "Strategies to Defeat Exxon/Koch: Politics of Federal Climate Legislation".  http://www.cagreens.org/santaclara/

  • Santa Clara University Fossil Free 350.org Divestment Campaign Teach-In, April 8. Topic: "Fitting SCU Divestment into the Climate Action Big Picture."

  • Silicon Valley Humanists, March 16 Forum, Palo Alto High School. Topic: Climate Change

  • San Jose State University interdisciplinary project: Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley (SMSSV), March 13, urban studies class. Topic: Major Activity Center ATN (automated transit network) Circulator Design.  

  • Let's Get Moving - Silicon Valley Summit: Transportation Choices & Healthy Communities, Palo Alto, Feb 22, Panel Topic: Cities Tackle Traffic & Parking, http://transformca.org/SiliconValleySummit2014

  • UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies, Jan 24, seminar series. Topic: Robocar/taxi: Utopia or Dystopia?

2013

  • Lunar Design, San Francisco, Dec 11. 2025 Intelligent Car - Design Sprint. 

  • 350 Silicon Valley Carbon Price Group, Palo Alto, Dec 9. Topic: Spread California's Impressive Climate Policies Nationally - Social and Faith Group Mobilization.

  • MTC Planner's Brown Bag, Oakland, Aug 30. Topic: Robocar/taxi: Utopia or Dystopia?

  • Prospect Silicon Valley, San Jose, Aug 29. Topic: Think Session - Transportation Demonstration and Deployment pilot to bring global innovation to Silicon Valley's greatest transportation challenges.

  • SPUR San Jose, June 6. Topic: Robocar/taxi: Utopia or Dystopia? Event info.

  • Sustainable Silicon Valley: Planetary Sustainability Social Venture Competition - Finalist Presentation, Moffett Field, May 23. Topic: Parking Charges + Incentives: Reduce Commuting by 23%. Link

  • The Urban School of San Francisco, May 20. Topic: Robocars & Robotaxis.

  • AT&T Foundry Futurecast Salon: 21st Century Transportation. April 11, Palo Alto. "Digital technology is radically disrupting the transportation industry. From self-driving cars to intelligent public transit systems to socially networked bicycles."

  • UC Berkeley Institute of Urban and Regional Development and Institute for Transportation Studies present "Robocar/taxi: Product Design and Transport Planning," March 20. Presentation flyer.

2012

2011

3 tallest guys in back: Robert Cervero - UC Berkeley, Ingmar Andreasson - Royal Inst. of Technology Sweden, Steve Raney - ULTra PRT. Front: Shannon McDonald - AIA, Sue Zielinkski - U of Michigan SMART, Rongfang Liu - NJIT - AP040 Chair,  Larry Fabian - Trans.21, Michel Parent - French Natl Inst for Research in Computer Science and Control, Stan Young - U of Maryland College Park, Susan Shaheen - UC Berkeley - AP020 Chair. Not shown: Sean O'Sullivan - Avego.

  • Transportation Research Board Conference, Major Activity Center Circulator Committee (AP040), Jan 24. Topic: ULTra PRT Industry Perspective. Description: London Heathrow & India updates; Overcoming US public sector studies, including San Jose, Tysons, and Anaheim; ASCE APM Safety Certification; Independent categorization of PRT manufacturers: “established” thru “emerging.”

2010

  • Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, Nov 14-17, Sacramento, http://peec.stanford.edu/events/2010/becc/. Topic: "iPooling: Instant Carpooling with Strangers: Industry Update."

  • Podcar City Conference, October 27-29, San Jose, http://www.podcarcity.org/sanjose . Topic: PRT Safety Standards.

  • University of North Carolina Department of City and Regional Planning. Sept 9. Brown Bag, Topic: "Efficient Edge Cities of the Future," paper link

  • Raleigh-Durham Regional Transportation Alliance Solutions Forum: Transit Circulators, Sept 9. Topic: PRT http://www.letsgetmoving.org/events/solutionsforum/

  • Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference.  Aug 29-Sept 1, Palm Springs, CA. http://www.actweb.org/. Topic1: "Pain-free policies for 20% US driving reduction: a) workplace parking charges + commute alternatives incentives (Description) & b) Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance (Description).

  • Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference. Topic2: "PRT for trip reduction: last mile solution / shuttle bus on steroids" PRT applications are progressing for Mountain View (Google campus), Tysons Corner, Perimeter Center, Denver Tech Center, Portland AmberGlen, etc.

  • Air & Waste Management Association’s 103rd Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-25, Calgary, Canada. Topic: "Efficient Edge Cities of the Future," paper link

  • Future Cars, Future Transportation Conference, May 18, 2010. Club Auto Sport, San Jose. Topic: PRT. http://www.waj.org/Future_Events.cfm 

  • Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems: Workshop and Conference. May 13-14, 2010, Walt Disney World Resort, FL. http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/pricing/. Topic: "$2 Daily Workplace Parking Charge + $4 Cashout: Cut U.S. Commute VMT/GHG 23%." Description

  • Technology and Society Committee (TASC) luncheon, Feb. 9. Topic: "PRT for Mountain View." 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hangen Szechuan restaurant at 134 Castro Street in Downtown Mountain View.

  • Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington DC, Jan 12. Topic: "San Francisco to Silicon Valley Instant Ridesharing with Transfer Hub," paper link.

  • Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington DC, Jan 12. Topic: "Efficient Edge Cities of the Future," paper link. PPT: http://www.cities21.org/cms/TRB_eff_Cities21_small.ppt (1.7MB).

2009

2008

  • U.C. Berkeley, Guest Lecture, Robert Cervero's (author: The Transit Metropolis) City Planning 213 Transportation & Land Use Planning Course, Nov 26. Topics: Efficient Cities of the Future, Instant Ridesharing. 

  • Carnegie-Mellon University West (Mountain View, CA). Guest Lecture, graduate Project Management Class (class project was Dynamic Ridesharing), Nov 25. Topic: Instant Ridesharing.

  • Rochester, Michigan, Peak Oil Conference entitled Plan C: Individual and Community Survival Strategies for the Energy Crisis. Conference is organized by the Community Solutions non-profit: http://www.communitysolution.org/conference.html. Given that this was a Peak Oil conference, it was only fitting that Cities21 presented remotely from Palo Alto, using GoToMeeting webcast technology to save four tons of CO2 compared to presenting in person. Topic: Instant Ridesharing.

  • Carnegie-Mellon University West (Mountain View, CA) Dynamic Ridesharing Symposium. July 2. Topic: Instant Ridesharing.

  • Palo Alto Kiwanis: (http://div34pakc.thewebsecretary.net/).  Thurs May 8, 12 noon. Topic: Efficient Cities of the Future

  • TransitCamp Bay Area Bar Camp: http://barcamp.org/TransitCampBayArea .  Sat Feb 23, 3PM. Topic: Efficient Palo Alto of the Future

  • Transportation Research Board Conference, Advanced Transit Association Meeting, Washington DC, Jan 12. Topic: ULTra PRT Update.  See http://www.ultraprt.com/heathrow.htm

2007

2006

2005

2004

  • Seattle, WA: Nov 18, AM Radio 710, ABC affiliate KIRO, The Dori Monson Show. Topic: Digital Hitchhiking.

  • Bellevue, WA: Nov. 18, Eastside Transportation Choices Coalition meeting, Bellevue Library, 6PM. Topic: Digital Hitchhiking.

  • U. WA, Seattle: Nov. 18, Noon, Praxis Lecture Series (architecture, urban design, and planning). Architecture Hall 202. Click to view the event flier. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • U.C. Berkeley, October 6, Guest Lecture, Robert Cervero's Transportation & Land Use Planning course. 10MB PowerPoint Pres. Topics: Silver Bullet & Digital Hitchhiking.

  • City of Palo Alto Planning Commission, September 29 (Was originally scheduled for June 30). City of Palo Alto meeting calendar / agendas. Our background memo to the Commission. Make your grass roots voice heard!. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Going Conference, September 10, Boulder, CO. http://www.goingconference.com Topics: Digital Hitchhiking, Silver Bullet.

  • WS DOT Public Transportation Conference, Yakima, WA, August 23-25. http://www.wstip.org/wsdot2004/pt_2004.htm. Topics: Digital Hitchhiking, Silver Bullet.

  • Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Seattle Mid-Year Conference. May 14. www.advancedtransit.org Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Association for Commuter Transportation Western Regional Conference. April 22. http://tmi.cob.fsu.edu/act/ Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Bay Area Clean Air Partnership (BayCap) Shuttle Group, March. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., January. (Silver Bullet concept paper: Link.)

2003

  • U.C. Davis IGERT National Science Foundation Transporation Conference, June. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Committee, March. (Commute shed only).

  • Transporation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., January. Cities21 made seven presentations.

2002

  • U.C. Davis Transportation Seminar, March.

2001:

  • U.C. Berkeley American Society of Civil Engineers presentation, October. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Mid-Peninsula Commute Forum, July.

  • Technology and Society Committee (TASC) luncheon speaker series. Feb 20. For more information about TASC, contact: Robert.Kirby@add.ssw.abbott.com. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Transportation and Land Use Coalition, Jan 23. http://www.transcoalition.org Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • City of Palo Alto Transportation Division Brown Bag Presentation, Jan 12. Topic: Silver Bullet.

  • Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit / Modern Transit Society, Santa Cruz, Jan 11. For more information, contact CPRT: davndors@mail.cruzio.com. Topic: Silver Bullet.

Small group presentations were made from 2001-2004 to the following:

  • Constituents: Barron Park (Will Beckett), Bern Beecham (Palo Alto Mayor), Yoriko Kishimoto (Palo Alto City Council), College Terrace (Pria Graves, John Ciccarelli), Gary Fazzino, Joe Simitian's staff, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Ken Bukowski (Emeryville City Council), Stanford, SVMG, Stanford Research Park companies (Roche, EPRI, SAP, Loral, HP, Daimler Chrysler).

  • Agencies: Bay Area Clean Air Partnership (BayCap) Clean Air Shuttle Group, BART, Caltrans, City of Bellevue staff, City of Emeryville staff, City of Palo Alto staff, Emeryville Transportation Management Association, Environmental Protection Agency's Best Workplaces for Commuters, Mineta Transportation Institute, MTC, Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance, RIDES, San Jose Redevelopment Agency, University of California PATH & CCIT, University of California Transportation Center, VTA.

  • Consultants: Calthorpe Associates, Cambridge Systematics, Lea+Elliott, McGann Parking Software, Mogavero Notestine Associates,
    Nelson Nygaard Associates.

  • Advocates: California Affordable Housing Law Project, TALC, BayRail Alliance, SaveSFBay, California Futures Network, STIR project

  • Real-estate interests: Hacienda Business Park Owners Association, Mission West real-estate development, Palo Alto Housing Corporation, Stanford Management Company, ULI.

  • Other: Buspool.org, Irvine Foundation, NextBus, Packard Foundation