|Date & Location||Event|
|September 22, 2023, 10am||New Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series – Inaugural Presentation by Dr. David Wolfe|
Dr. David Wolfe, Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
will kick off the Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series on September 22, 2023, 10am with a presentation on
“The Perils and Pitfalls of Integrated Mobility”.
This event will be hybrid – at the University of Ottawa and on zoom.
Please register here for details.
Abstract: Smart mobility encompasses the development of connected, autonomous and electric vehicles (C/AVEs) and new forms of shared mobility. This rapid development is primarily driven by industry, promising that new technologies will increase road safety and reduce emissions. But the emerging technologies are also associated with risks such as increased congestion and increased inequality. For example, autonomous vehicles may increase the car’s attractiveness and lead to shifts in the mode of transit from more sustainable modes such as public transit to autonomous vehicles. Mobility data produced can support more effective traffic operations. However, government data strategies are fragmented and there is a lack of investment in building out strong digital infrastructures. And finally, shared mobility solutions (e.g., mobility as a service or mobility on demand services, portrayed as a tool to reduce dependence on personal vehicles, can exacerbate traffic and undermine public transport providers. Emerging evidence suggests that the transition to these new modes of urban transit must be carefully designed. The talk will survey both the potential and the pitfalls of this coming transition and multiple experiments currently underway to plan for the transition, both in Canada and abroad.
Past I2Hub Engagement Events
To ensure that the I2Hub is useful for everyone – individuals, communities, companies, government program and policy developers – we engaged with a broad range of groups over the Fall of 2022. We sought to understand how each of them would like to see innovation be inclusive, what their priorities are, what opportunities they see for inclusive innovation, and how they would like to get involved. We then brought all the groups together to jointly define the I2Hub and its activities.
The final report is almost complete – we look forward to releasing it once several media embargoes have been lifted.