Talking Headways Podcast: Rise of the Undead Car

Nico Larco, an architecture professor at the University of Oregon and co-director of the school’s Sustainable Cities Initiative, joins us this week to talk about how autonomous vehicles and e-commerce will affect street design, parking, and land values. Also on the agenda: terrestrial drones, zombie cars, delivery bee hives, and the fact that cities just aren’t ready yet for an autonomous vehicle future.

  • Greg Steckler

    So large commitments of space to parking might not be necessary in the very near future? Then that land is over taxed now right? (I’m heading to the Board of Equalization…I would if I owned any parking space.) And I think I’ll advise some retailers to do the same.

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