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The urban mobility revolution is here

By John Rossant, Chairman of the NewCities Foundation and Chief Curator of LA CoMotion
John Rossant, Chairman of the NewCities Foundation and Chief Curator of LA CoMotion

The jury is now in: the next great urban revolution will be sparked by the vast changes underway in how people and goods move around. Consider that over the last century or so, nothing much changed in the landscape of urban mobility. The way we move around Manhattan in 2018 is almost exactly the way we moved around the city in 1918, right after the First World War–in private cars, taxis, subways and buses. Within the next ten years though, everything will change as urban mobility becomes more electric, more autonomous, more shared and more connected. And also, of course, airborne: within ten years, autonomous and electric air taxis will be a regular feature in most large cities.

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