RGS - IBG 2021 : Geographies of Autonomous Urban Transport
Start date : 31 August 2021 09:00
End date : 3 September 2021 17:00
Where : Online |
Hosted by :
Royal Geographical Society & Institute British Geographers
Information sources :
Federico Cugurullo – Trinity College Dublin
Ransford Acheampong – University of Manchester
The future of urban mobility is being increasingly shaped by autonomous transport technologies controlled by artificial intelligences. Self-driving cars, for instance, are gradually becoming part of the everyday life of many cities, thus triggering the emergence of new patterns of mobility and urban forms. The diffusion of autonomous urban transport technologies is changing the shape of the built environment, as well as how we experience the city. As a result, substantial repercussions in terms of urban sustainability are expected, which raise challenging questions for researchers across different disciplines, including geographers, urban planners, transportation planners and sociologists.
This online session explores how autonomous technologies are being integrated into the transport portfolio of cities and with what social, environmental, political and economic effects.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
§ The urban governance of autonomous transport
§ The environmental benefits and burdens of autonomous urban transport
§ Planning and designing the city in the age of autonomous transport
§ Ethical implications of autonomous urban transport technologies
§ Emerging mobilities in the city of autonomous transport
§ The sharing economy and autonomous urban transport
§ Images and discourses of the city of the future, in relation to autonomous transport
§ Public perception, acceptance and diffusion of autonomous urban transport technologies
§ Risk and uncertainty in autonomous urban transport systems
Practical informations :
Potential contributors are invited to send abstracts (250 words maximum) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5th March 2021.