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LA CoMotion 2017

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The inaugural edition of LA CoMotion is in the books, with nearly a thousand attendees of its invitation-only “Cities in Motion” conference joining several thousand Angelenos over the weekend to make it one of the largest events of its kind.  I was honored to serve as the master of ceremonies during the conference, introducing Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti as well as dozens of the smartest people working in urban mobility – including LADOT general manager Seleta Reynolds, Transport for London’s Ben Plowden, and Whim’s Sampo Hietanen, to name just a few.

Two of my favorite participants (both pictured below) were Piaggio Fast Forward’s adorable rolling robot, Gita, and Gensler’s SWITCH! — a prototype form of reconfigurable street furniture coming to the LA neighborhood near you. It was through their contributions (among many others) that this wasn’t just another conference or trade show. Watch this space for more to come on next year’s installment!

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is a senior fellow of the New Cities Foundation — where he leads the Connected Mobility Initiative  — a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, a contributing writer for Fast Company and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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