Mobility that Serves Smart Communities, with Courtney Ehrlichman
The Smart Community Podcast
In this episode, I have a brilliant conversation with Courtney Ehrlichman, the CEO at The Ehrlichman Group & Co-founder of RoadBotics. We recorded this interview in early June 2020. Courtney tells us about her background in urban studies, planning and transport and her passions for community, mobility and solving problems across industries. We talk about the concept of Universal Basic Mobility, and what a Smart Community means to Courtney, and why it’s so important that technology is used as a tool to decrease divides and serve human needs. Courtney and I discuss how data can build wealthier communities and why efficiency is so important both from a local government economic development perspective, and from a citizen user perspective. We have a great chat about autonomous vehicle shuttles, and some of the moral, ethical and labour issues associated with them, as well as the other complex pieces of the mobility conversation, such as urban density, land use, housing affordability, employment options and lower-tech mobility solutions like active transport. Courtney tells us how she sees America embracing Smart Community concepts, the pothole detecting tech startup she co-founded, RoadBotics, and how she works with people. We finish our conversation discussing the emerging trends people aren’t talking about of the food supply chain, and educating citizens on their privacy rights, as well as some of Courtney’s favourite Smart Community resources. As always, we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it.Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.communityConnect with Courtney via her website, LinkedIn or on TwitterConnect with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect with My Smart Community via LinkedIn or Twitter and watch on YouTubeThe Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital.
The Who, What, and Why of Universal Basic Mobility feat. Courtney Ehrlichman
Related Episodes Rethinking how we use and pay for roads Pre-politicization of the road usage charge Colorado’s connected car economy Cities left behind in their transportation future Incentivizing good and bad behavior In the automotive and mobility world, there is a term that is similar to universal basic income. Whereas in UBI, cash is given to the citizens to supplement everyday living expenses. Though, in today’s politically polarized climate, redistributing money to help fund even the most basic of living expenses is highly charged. What if the money did not simply go into the hands of everyday citizens, but rather was reappropriated to projects that empowered the workforce, cared for the elderly, and better accommodated families. This is the concept behind universal basic mobility.Former bike messenger and fanatical mobility enthusiast, Courtney Ehrlichman of the Ehrlichman Group joins Wisco Weekly to discuss this new concept of universal basic mobility. Our existing infrastructure was built with the personal vehicle in mind, and in our current mobility revolution, we are seeing new ways to get around. Can this new socio-economic policy of UBM be the new guiding light for the automotive and mobility space to aspire to? Tune into episode #87 for this thrilling intellectual discussion on universal basic mobility.Featured Guest: Courtney Ehrlichman Web | Twitter | LinkedInResources: ARTICLE: Movement Matters: Why We Should Commit to Universal Basic Mobility by Daniel Comeaux | Harvard Kennedy School Review***** Wisco Weekly *****News, culture, and society of automobility and advanced transportation. Follow Dennis, Kelly, and Rudy as they navigate and discuss the key automotive and transportation issues, trends, and policies that will be factors in the November 2020 elections.(-‿-)
368 Understanding the Transportation Revolution w/ Courtney Ehrlichman
Going Deep with Aaron Watson
Courtney Ehrlichman is an expert in mobility and specializes in advising economic development organizations, startup founders, venture capitalists, and government agencies. Her job requires fluency in new modalities of mobility, connected/autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and smart city applications. Her background is extensive. She designed and implemented Carnegie Mellon University’s Smart Mobility Challenge in Southwestern PA, matching identified mobility needs of local municipalities with researchers and technologists. We talk about the wide range of considerations leaders and innovators need to take to steward a better future for all. Courtney’s Challenge; Think about how much real estate is occupied by concrete & asphalt and how to re-use it. Connect with Courtney Linkedin Twitter Website Book Autonomy by Lawrence D Burns The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro We’ve interviewed a number of the most influential transportations entrepreneurs and innovators Bryan Salesky - Argo Ai Mark DeSantis - RoadBotics Griffin Schultz - Rapid Flow Technologies Ryan Green - Gridwise Underwritten by Piper Creative A digital agency that provides strategy, delivery, and analysis specializing in a few key service offerings. Documentary-as-a-Service (Vlogging 2.0) Instagram Content Production & Account Building Podcast Production, Strategy Consulting, and Guest Acquisition If you aren’t creating or curating content regularly, your clients and customers might forget you’re open for business. YouTube Instagram Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Overcast | PodBay
32: Emerging Mobility and Disruptive Technology with Courtney Ehrlichman at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting
What are the trends in new mobility in 2019? How do you turn big data into useful information for decision-making? How do cities keep in mind issues like equity when implementing new technologies? And what is it actually like to ride in an autonomous vehicle? My friend Courtney Ehrlichman—a leader in intelligent and new mobility systems, founder of The Ehrlichman Group, and co-founder of RoadBotics—joined us at the 2019 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting this year to answer these questions (and more!) about emerging mobility and disruptive technology.