Digital Cities, Smarter Transportation

Digital Cities, Smarter Transportation

Join policy leaders and advisors, stakeholders, practitioners, and researchers at the 7th annual UCLA Downtown Los Angeles Forum on Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Japanese American Museum

100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

About the Event

The broad goal of the event is to explore the implications of recent and foreseeable future technological innovations for transportation, land use, and environmental policy and planning. Technologies – and in particular information and communications technologies – are changing the way we live, do business, and travel at breakneck speed. But land development, transportation infrastructure, and the laws and institutions that govern them evolve gradually – creating challenges for public and private sector managers of land use and transportation systems. This forum will bring together thought leaders across an array of professions and disciplines to explore these challenges and suggest solutions.

Advances in information and communications technologies have dramatically changed the way we collect and consume data. Ubiquitous, real-time information allows individuals, firms, and households to flexibly make decisions in response to road conditions, prices, consumer demand, and air quality information. Logistics firms have dramatically changed their practices as better information has improved efficiency in routing and delivery. The proliferation of new dynamic ride- and car-sharing services has provided many more options for both travelers and for service providers – filling gaps in the transportation system. This enormous sensing and computing power in vehicles and in pockets has great implications for cities, regions, and planning – yet many public agencies and regulatory systems are struggling to keep up with the quick pace of private sector innovation. Speakers include policy makers, analysts in the public and private sectors, key stakeholder group representatives, and researchers.

Event Details

The all-day forum will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The event will open with an 8:00am registration period and finish with a keynote panel and closing reception, ending at 7:30pm. The forum is convened by the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Transportation Studies, and the Luskin School of Public Affairs, all at UCLA. To bring in the best speakers and to keep attendance costs low, the event is being generously underwritten by the Southern California Association of Governments. For more information on the event and to view the program and speaker lineup, visit our website.

Registration Information

The regular registration rate is $179. However, we are offering a limited number of “early bird” registrations at a $50 discount. To take advantage of the special $129 rate, enter the code earlybird50 in the “Discount Code” box on the registration site: Note: this rate is available only to the first 40 registrants – so please register early! Students may register at a reduced $79 rate. To take advantage of this rate, use your .edu address to email and request the discount code. The registration fee covers registration costs, materials, a light breakfast, lunch, and reception hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be provided at the closing reception. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March, 19th at 6:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Gauthier, Communications and Events Manager, at (310) 562-7356 or