Defining New Mobility Modes with the Community | World’s Best Cities
Defining New Mobility Modes with the Community
WRLDCTY 2021: world

For over 100 years, Detroit has been at the forefront of global automotive mobility. However, city residents have often faced challenges navigating their own city without a car. As the world moves into a new age of mobility, Detroit is again striving to define the future. Learn more about how the State of Michigan, Ford Motor Company and Cavnue are working to develop Detroit’s Michigan Avenue and the Corktown neighborhood as a testbed for connected and autonomous vehicles – in a way that actually engages the community.

About The Speakers
VP, Strategy & Communications, College for Creative Studies and Executive Director, Design Core Detroit

Olga Stella has almost 20 years of experience in economic development, public policy and coalition-building in Detroit. Her career has spanned working alongside residents in Detroit neighborhoods to helping to facilitate over $200 million in investment in the city.

Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan

Trevor Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads the Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. In this position, Trevor is responsible for working across state government, academia and private industry to grow Michigan’s mobility ecosystem through strategic policy recommendations and new support services for companies focused on the future of transportation.

Director, Detroit Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Corridor Project, Cavnue

Maggie Shannon is the Director of Cavnue’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Corridor Project in Michigan. The first-of-its kind project requires unique integration of technology and infrastructure design, civil and traffic engineering, policy, community engagement, finance and operations.

Community Engagement Manager, Michigan Central

James Courtney is a Community Engagement Manager for Michigan Central, an innovative mobility district. An urban planner by training and marketer by trade, James is passionate about urbanism, economics, and human behavior. In his current role at Ford Motor Company, he supports the company’s efforts in bringing Michigan Central to Detroit.