Podcar City 2021 – Atlanta Georgia, USA

Podcar City - Conference 2021 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Welcome to Podcar City Conference 2021 and PCC Digital

Newsletter #2 with full program just out! Link here or down below under “documents”

Welcome to Podcar City 2021! This year’s conference is gathering a lot of interest – probably because of the rapid growing list of real projects being established all over the world for autonomous shared transportation in various settings – campuses, airports, cities and other urban areas in need of a new mode of transportation.  We need to create a better mobility environment for all – individuals, businesses, cities – without compromising the freedom of getting around safely and efficiently. The Podcar City 2021 theme is A New Mobility Path – a very suitable headline for what is going on around us and what has to be done – finding a sustainable mass transportation solution that can grow exponentially from small networks to wide area coverage for all. Also, we are introducing for this year PCC Digital – an online experience with select high value presentations

We are proud to serve as the host city for the 2021 Podcar City Conference. The ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs) have a vision for technological innovation that will improve the quality of life and mobility for property owners in and around one of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA). Our AACIDs PRT Advisory Group with representatives from key transit influencers such as MARTA, GDOT, and HJAIA are excited to support cost effective modes of transportation, such as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), throughout South Metro.- Gerald McDowell, Executive Director, AACIDS

Register by credit card here Eventbrite or email info@4dialog.com for registration with invoice

For Attendees

There are few if any other conference that focuses solely on autonomous shared transportation. Podcar City has the by far most focused and long term history of expertise in this area with researchers, implementers and major stakeholders recognizing the potential of these systems. In order to be well informed about the possibilities for game-changing technologies in public transportation, Podcar City is the place to go. We invite you to a two-day intense meeting on all aspects of new technologies such as planning, land use, available and coming technologies , financing, partnerships and how to do outreach in a political environment. The Podcar City 2021 conference has limited seating due to the Covid restrictions from last year so in order to secure your participation we recommend you to register as soon as possible. UPDATE October 1: The Early Bird is in effect until November 14. Welcome!

Important Update November 29 about Covid-19 at the conference: Please read the latest Kimpton Hotel/IHG safety recommendations here.

For Sponsors

There are several opportunities for advertising and information sharing at Podcar City 2021. Please contact Christer Lindstrom christer@4dialog.com or Matthew Lesh driverlesslesh@gmail.com for more information and a sponsor package offer in PDF or click Here.

Program – Overview Preliminary. VR stands for included in the PCC digital part of the event. Please download the PDF below for a comprehensive program and list of speakers

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Program – Overview

(VR) indicates sessions which are accessible to remote (virtual) participants (Zoom).
Moderated by Aurora Lindstrom, 4Dialog

Wednesday December 8 – Pre conference activities

2 pm- A workshop will be hosted on Wednesday at 2pm for those of you who want
to start planning a network. Please send email to info@podcarcity.org before this day so
we can prepare for your ideas and questions. Address: 1400 Centre Parkway, Atlanta
Suite 132. We will send separate program for those who have registered for this event.
5.30 pm – Networking reception at the Kimpton conference hotel

Thursday December 9 – Main conference day (VR all Day)

8.30 AM – Breakfast coffee/tea & Registration
9.00 – Introductions & Welcome – Gerald McDowell,
ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts, Host

9.10 – Keynotes
Andrew Young, former US Ambassador to the United Nations
Robb Pitts, Chairman Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Jeffrey E. Turner, Chairman Clayton Board of Commissioners
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Architect, Georgia Tech
“Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs”

MAIN PANELS AND DEMONSTRATIONS (VR all day except demonstrations)

10.15 — New Podcar Industry and Global Effects – Christer Lindstrom, CEO 4Dialog
10.25 — Automated Transit Networks – A Vision for the Future – Peter Muller,
President Advanced Transit Association

10.45 – New and emerging projects – Moderator Steve Hamilton, ATRA
Modutram, Alexander Kyllmann
Utltra MTS, Nigel Clarke
Glydways, Zach Zeliff

12.10 – Demonstration at site, exhibitors and box lunch, Introduced by Matthew Lesh
Oceaneering, Beep, 4Dialog, ATRA, AACID

1.20 PM – Technology, Transit and Infrastructure – Moderated by
Krystal Harris, ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts
Jennifer Foote, SVP Business Development at Beep, Inc.
Aileen Daney, Director with the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL)
Fred Payne – Board Memeber, Carolinas Alliance 4 Innovation (CA4I)
Kenneth Williams – Airport Transportation Systems Director,
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA)

2.45 – Scandinavian Studies – Moderated by Matthew Lesh
The Uppsala case – Magnus Hunhammar, CEO ISTCAB
Gothenburg example with design process for Podcar Networks
Ingmar Andreasson, Logistikcentrum & Mineta Transportation Institute
Stockholm Arlanda Airport – Christer Lindstrom, 4Dialog

3.50 – Coffee, exhibitors

4.15 – What´s next? Open Discussion & Q&A – Moderated by Matt Lesh

5.00 – Adjourn

7.00 – Conference Dinner at The Porsche Experience Center. NOTE: Government issued ID required.

Friday – Universities, Students and planned research and projects

830 AM Breakfast
9.00 AM Georgia Tech Airport Systems Design Research Group (VR)

School of City and Regional Planning, School of Aerospace Engineering, School of Architecture and Smart Cities & Inclusive Innovation, in collaboration with ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs)

Airport cities are emerging as a global city landscape. Many global cities are turning their “city airport” to “airport city”, in which city centers are built around globally significant airports (Kasarda, 2013). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the largest hub of the U.S. and as an “urban center” has 110-million passengers in 2019, a daily average of 300,000 people flowing in/out. The future airport city hub is a transportation interchange, a complex urban system that contains flows of people, goods, energy, water and information. Airports and airline operations have been significantly affected due to Covid-19. How will the future airport city system be redesigned to become safer, cleaner, nimbler and more resilient to mitigate the impact, while being able to adapt to future disruptions? The panel will discuss how we envision the post Covid-19 future airport city as smart systems design. It covers the following topics: 1. Post Covid-19 airport city environment to be safer, resilient and socially inclusive. 2. Airport city hub planning and design 3. Smart mobility technologies and integration 4. Near-zero energy and carbon neutrality

Future Airport City Systems Design Concepts (Students’ presentation) (VR)
Moderated by Dr. Michael Balchanos, Georgia Tech

• Airport City Hub Design – Carter Hehir, Cara Marchesani, Karina Vigario Coelho
• Carbon Neutral Design Strategy – Shenelle Campbell
• Future Mobility by PRT – Xiaofan Liang, Brahma Harshini Ongole
• Urban Air Mobility and Vertiport – Xi Wang, Yuexuan Chen
• Airport City Digital Systems Platform – Gayatri Navya Narayanam, Timothy Elrick

1010 – 11.30: Panel of Future Airport City (VR)
Moderated by Prof. Perry Yang, Eco Urban Lab, School of City & Regional Planning and
School of Architecture, Georgia Tech. Panelists:

• Georgia Tech Airport City Systems Design Research group
• Prof. Dimitri Mavris, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
• Professor. Nancey Green Leigh, College of Design, Georgia Tech/
Kenneth Williams, HJAIA
• ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs)
Mr. Gerald McDowell, Executive Director of AACIDs
• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA)
Ms. Jaimi Tapp, Director of Strategic Planning of HJAIA

11.30 Autonomous vehicle oriented urban design project in Covington, GA – Jun Wang, Georgia Tech

11.40 – 12.45am: Innovative Transit Network Project – A three year multi city project (VR)
Moderated by Magnus Hunhammar, ISTCAB

  • The ITN Project, Christer Lindstrom 4Dialog
  • Planning Cities Mobility – Lisbon Case, Rita Castelbranco
  • City Information Modelling (CIM) and Urban Design – Todor Stojanovski
  • Planning Cities Mobility using Podaris, Nathan Koren

12.45 – Adjourn

Venue and PCC Digital

The conference takes place at the Kimpton Overland Hotel. For booking of hotel rooms, please mention the booking code Podcar City Conference. The rate is $139 + tax. To participate in the PCC Digital part of the conference you must register to attend – see more on this page. Please note that PCC Digital has a limited number of connections.

Attendees are also able to make guestroom reservations by calling 1-800-KIMPTON and mentioning the group’s name “Podcar City”

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