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Montreal, QC: Chancellor's Dinner & Presentation

Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a lecture that explores how 21st century cities are adapting to transformations in urban mobility.

  • Dinner & Presentation
  • Q & A to follow

Please note that this event is at capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations. To be added to the wait list, please contact Laura Dykstra at laura.dykstra@utoronto.ca

Dr. Rose M. Patten
Chancellor, University of Toronto

cordially invites you to a dinner for University of Toronto alumni and friends, featuring a special presentation on 

Transforming Urban Mobility - Ride-Hailing's Global Reach 

by

Professor Shauna Brail
Urban Studies Program
Innis College
University of Toronto

Urban transportation is currently undergoing dramatic change, including the emergence of ride-hailing as a relatively new, disruptive mobility option. While at first it may have appeared that ride-hailing firms such as Uber were focused on disrupting the taxi industry, it is now evident that disruptions associated with ride-hailing are connected to wide-ranging transformations in urban mobility. These include a move towards mobility as a service, efforts to reduce private vehicle ownership, and the convergence of ride-hailing with autonomous vehicle technology.

In this talk, Prof. Brail will discuss a brief history of ride-hailing and its connection to innovation, regulation and cities; the emergence of a global network of ride-hailing firms in which headquarters and R&D activities are highly concentrated in select global cities; and the entrance of major automotive manufacturers and big tech firms as investors, partners and innovators. It provides a glimpse into how 21st century cities are transforming, and being transformed, as a result of a shifting mobility landscape.


Prof. Brail's presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted in cities around the world. U of T Where You Are brings the University right into your community, keeping you informed, inspired and connected.

 

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