Panel 1: Economic Implications: What are the broad economic implications, especially for workforce development, of these new technologies?
Panel 2: Asking the Big Questions- Community Well-Being: How will this future impact the well-being of the socially and economically marginalized?
The event is a public conversation—not an academic conference—and will focus not on what we do know but on what we do NOT yet know. How will this future impact the physical design of small and large cities, and the regions around them? What is the future impact of this technology on human well-being, and how can public policy address those impacts? How might this change impact quality of life? How will autonomous vehicles impact private and public transportation systems? How can we best equip the most economically disenfranchised for this transition? This conversation will help to identify critical research still required for cities like Charlottesville to best prepare for this new future.