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Reimagining Mobility for Los Angeles

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Reimagining Mobility for Los Angeles

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Presented by Japan House Los Angeles and the Petersen Automotive Museum

Mobility is an intrinsic element of city living, with profound impact on livability, productivity, and environmental quality. New mobility technology is set to change lifestyles and urban environments around the world. As Los Angeles and Tokyo continue to be hotbeds for the development of new types of mobility, from driverless cars to robot carriers, the future is now.

On August 15, please join Japan House Los Angeles and the Petersen Museum in “Reimagining Mobility for Los Angeles”, a remarkable evening of insight into the next stages of mobility. University of Tokyo Professor, Shunji Yamanaka and UCLA Studio Professor, Greg Lynn, will share their visions for Los Angeles with a member of the City of L.A.’s urban design team, linking technology, transportation, and urban development.

This event will feature the world premiere public demonstration, direct from Tokyo, of the “ride-roid” CanguRo, created by Professor Yamanaka and members from the Chiba Institute of Technology. Professor Lynn will be showcasing the Piaggio Fast Forward project’s personal robot cargo carrier, Gita. A reception with the speakers will follow.

Program development by Hitoshi Abe (Japan House Los Angeles Advisor, UCLA Professor, Principal at AHA)


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Greg Lynn is Principal at Greg Lynn FORM and co-Founder and CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward. He is a founding Board Member of California Carbon Industry, Inc., Design Advisor of Curbside, and serves on the xLAB Board of Directors. He is also a Studio Professor at UCLA’s Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design, and a full Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna where he is currently spearheading the development of an experimental research robotics lab.

 
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Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) appointed by the Administration of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ms. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices for Angelenos and the region. She has over 20 years of transportation experience throughout the United States in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Reynolds serves as the President of the National Association for City Transportation Officials.

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Shunji Yamanaka is a Japanese design engineer who has designed industrial products ranging from wristwatches for Issey Miyake to railway cars for East Japan Railway, while also developing the technology integral to advanced robots and telecommunication systems. His recent research focuses on re-examining the relationships between humans and man-made objects through projects such as beautiful prosthetics and life-like robots.

 
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