Mobility Futures

Through research analysis, policy dialogues, and public education, Mobility Futures examined how new transportation technologies (including connected, automated, shared, and electric mobility options) are reshaping cities, and how proactive policies can create more sustainable and equitable transportation systems. Mobility Futures was founded by Kathy Zhang (CC ‘13, SIPA ‘18) with support from the Center for Science and Society. Mobility Futures was hosted at Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development.

Mobility Futures’ research areas included: regulation & the policymaking process for new mobility (dockless bikes, scooters, carshare, rideshare), connected & automated vehicles (5G wireless, pilots, long-range planning), innovations in transit (use of automation, public-private partnerships), data & digital infrastructure, and equity (accessibility, sustainability, service). Learn more about Mobility Futures’ events and analysis on its project site.