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Please join the University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning Alumni Association for the panel discussion, Driverless Future.

A future where driverless vehicles are part of the everyday urban experience is fast approaching.

How are connected and autonomous vehicles going to impact on urban design and planning for the built form? Will the experience of driverless vehicles foster or hinder social experiences?

This panel discussion, facilitated by Jess Scully, Curator and City of Sydney Councillor, brings together experts in transport design, policy and planning, connected technologies and social research to explore the integration of driverless cars and possible implications for the experience of the urban. Case studies from the speakers own practice or research will be presented and discussed.


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Jess Scully
Councillor and Curator - City of Sydney

Jess Scully is a City of Sydney Councillor, a creative industries expert, event director and public art curator, with over fifteen years experience in media, events, policy and cultural strategy. Jess is an advocate for the knowledge economy, the creative and cultural sector, and for participation in politics. Jess was the founding director of Vivid Ideas and a curator of TEDxSydney and has channelled her passion for cities and city-making as a Councillor for the City of Sydney.

Professor Robyn Dowling
Associate Dean Research – University of Sydney, Architecture, Design and Planning

Robyn’s current research is concerned with the ways in which urban governance and urban life are responding to climate change and technological disruptions. She builds upon the foundations of urban planning to explore the partnerships and complex relationships through which contemporary cities are governed, and most recently the notion of smart cities. Her work has encompassed the documentation of the new forms of autonomous mobility that are being forged in cities, car sharing and the challenged posed by autonomous vehicles.


Tanya Vincent
Principal Manager Urban Design - Transport for NSW

Tanya has over 20 years’ experience bridging the disciplines of architecture, urban design and planning. She explains her current project, the Sydney Light Rail as “12km of route equals 24m of urban design” and enjoys working with many talented professionals to balance the tensions between link and place in the city. Tanya brings to her education and policy roles practical solutions from working knowledge of greenfield development, neighbourhood planning, housing and infrastructure projects. She has produced several industry references such as Landcom's Residential Density Guide and is a Churchill Fellow.


David Holden
Director – Kinesis

David has over ten years’ experience working across Australian and American cities in both the public and private sectors and is a Director at Kinesis, a technology led sustainability and strategic urban design consultancy. David focuses on the use of urban data and analytics to deliver planning, transport and sustainable city strategies for Australian and international governments and private sector partners. He is currently working with state governments and developers on the delivery of parking solutions that respond to emerging mobility trends.


Andrew Mehaffey
NSW Director - HMI Technologies

Andrew has a wealth of experience and industry standing in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), most recently as NSW Director of HMI Technologies where his team leads the NSW Smart Shuttle Autonomous Vehicle Trial. Andrew has led the successful initiation, development and deployment of a broad range of major high-profile advanced technology solutions for roads and road-based public transport.

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