11 Sep 2018

Self-driving cars not solution to traffic woes

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 11 September 2018
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Photo: RNZ

For the past century, the car has dominated our cities, shaping the streets, roads and urban spaces that surround them. Enter the AV or automated vehicle. But according to design guru, Allison Arieff AVs won't be enough to fix these problems - and could even make them worse.

She says that's because we need to be designing for people not cars. She talks to Kathryn Ryan about how good design can change all our lives.

Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff Photo: supplied

Allison Arieff is currently the editorial director of the urban planning and policy think tank, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association and edits its publication, The Urbanist.

She is also a columnist for The New York Times, and teaches at UC Berkeley. She is being brought to New Zealand by the NZ Institute of Architects, to present the Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown for the Festival of Architecture which runs from 14th -23rd September. She teaches in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.