How did Bay Area commutes become some of the worst in the country and what can we do about it? Join us for the next KQED Silicon Valley Conversations for a look at The Future of Your Commute. Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Tonya Mosley brings together experts in urban design, autonomous vehicle systems, and micro-mobility to explore distinct Bay Area transportation challenges and innovative solutions for a swifter, safer, more equitable commute.
We will be joined by Peter Calthorpe, urban planner at Calthorpe Associates, Dr. Melissa Cefkin, researcher at Nissan, and Sanjay Dastoor, the co-founder and CEO of Skip.
Peter Calthorpe is an architect, planner and urban designer. He was a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He was named one of 25 “innovators on the cutting edge” by Newsweek Magazine for his work redefining the models of urban and suburban growth around Transit-Oriented Development. He has authored numerous articles and books, including The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream and (with William Fulton) The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl.
Dr. Melissa Cefkin is a Senior Manager of User Experience at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Innovation Lab-Silicon Valley. Her team conducts research and design of future mobility systems with a particular focus on autonomous vehicle development. A leading voice for ethnographic and socially-centric design practices, with prior experience in research, design, consulting and management, she worked previously at IBM Research, Sapient Corporation and the Institute for Research. Her work has focused on topics ranging from workplace automation to learning to organizational practices. A Fulbright award grantee, she is the author of numerous publications, including the Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter.
Sanjay Dastoor is co-founder and CEO of Skip, a dockless e-scooter sharing company. He’s worked on last-mile transportation for a decade, and co-founded Boosted Boards in 2011, with the first portable e-vehicle to use modern EV motor and battery systems.
General $30 | KQED Member $25 | Student $10 (must bring valid student ID to event)