Ride-Hailing & the Future of Sustainable Transportation

July 16, 2020 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Co-sponsored by University of California Center for Law, Energy & the Environment; Yale School of the Environment Project on the Energy and Environmental Impacts of the Digital Economy; and the Environmental Law Institute

Since ride-hailing platforms burst onto the scene a decade ago, they have revolutionized the way people move around the urban environment. Their sudden rise in ridership has meant existing transportation systems and local governments have had to work rapidly to try and keep pace with and adapt to the burgeoning industry and changes in rider behavior. Panelists looked at the current and potential sustainability of ride-hailing, including questions surrounding sector emissions and the utilization of electric vehicles, systemic fit with public transportation, and labor and economic equity.

Jordan Diamond, Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, Moderator
Deepak Rajagopal, Associate Professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Dept. of Urban Planning
Joshua Skov, Industry Mentor and Instructor at the Lundquist College of Business and the Center for Sustainable Business Practices at the University of Oregon
Adam Stocker, Transportation Researcher, Sustainable Economies Law Center and UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center