City of the Future - September Session City of the Future - September Session

Since the last City of the Future, both Texas and the world have drastically changed. We have learned the true measure of strength in our communities—and that we each have a part to play in transforming them. People have endured great pain, and from that, lessons are being learned. As systems, institutions, supply chains, and even culture are being reassessed to better protect and deliver for people first, there are opportunities to heal and build. Now with the City of the Future virtual monthly series, we hope to create a platform for collaborative sharing of ideas and lessons learned so our cities and systems can be built for preparedness and equity.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

- CDT
- CDT
Navigating the City of the Future
Andrew Higgins
Andrew Higgins
CPS Energy, Senior Director Products & Services
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO & Founder
Sam Sargent
Sam Sargent
Capital Metro, Director, Program Strategy - Austin Transit Partnership

Planning for the future of transportation in cities begins now. The Biden Administration’s focus on infrastructure includes $85 billion for mass transit and $155 billion for EV infrastructure and programs. What does that mean for local transportation and mobility? How can cities design systems that accommodate multi modal transit options and are safe, equitable, and clean?

- CDT
Waste Makes Haste
Richard Lujan
Richard Lujan
CPS Energy, Senior Director Gas Solutions
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research Analyst
Thomas Johns
Thomas Johns
VIA Metropolitan Transit, Director, Fleet & Facilities Operational Support Services

The renewable energy transition will require innovative solutions that may come from unexpected places. For example, a landfill, typically the embodiment of a community’s waste, is the source of a creative new fuel supply partnership between CPS Energy and VIA, San Antonio’s public transit authority. In this session, CPS and VIA will discuss their partnership and how it helps improve the environment while providing affordable and reliable service to the community.

- CDT
Is an eBike Revolution on the horizon?
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Online Content Editor
Alicia Spence-Schlesinger
Alicia Spence-Schlesinger
San Antonio BCycle, Marketing Specialist
Nathan Richardson
Nathan Richardson
Austin Energy, EV Operations Lead - Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies

Electric bicycles or ebikes are becoming more than a leisurely indulgence, they are challenging not just how we view bikes, but increasingly how we view local transportation as well. This session will dive into what’s driving ebike adoption, what aspects of transportation it disrupts, and how cities can plan for and even proliferate a growing cycling populace.