Commission on Aging November speaker to focus on impacts emerging technologies will have on transportation and land use
Vancouver, Wash. – Advances in emerging technologies – such as autonomous vehicles, AV’s, E-commerce, and the sharing economy – are having profound effects not only on how we live and move in cities, but also on urban form and development itself. Learn how these new technologies are changing the way people and goods move, and the implications they will have for the development of communities at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging, 4:30 pm Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The meeting will be in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.
Becky Steckler, Program Manager for Urbanism Next at the University of Oregon, will discuss these emerging technologies and how the impacts on our communities will change how people young and old move around. Steckler manages and conducts technical research on the secondary impacts of emerging technologies on land use, urban design, transportation and real estate and their effect on equity, the economy, the environment and governance. She is a member of the Oregon Legislative Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles.
The Nov. 13 discussion is the eighth meeting this year focused on transportation, especially for people 65 and older. Transportation allows residents of all ages and abilities to connect with others and maintain independence and is the hallmark of a livable community. For a schedule of topics, go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/2018-transportation-speaker-series.
The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members.
For more about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging.