The Changing Needs of Mobility, with Scott Shepard

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

The Changing Needs of Mobility, with Scott Shepard

Sunday, 4 July


Hi #smartcommunity friends! In this episode of The Smart Community Podcast, we welcome back Scott Shepard who you may remember from Episode 139 in 2019. Scott is an urban planner with Iomob - The Internet of Mobility currently based in Lisbon, Portugal and ready to talk about all things mobility. Scott first tells us about his passion for cities, places and people and how these link together with mobility and transport. As Scott is based in Portugal, he discusses the contrast and comparison in urban planning between the US and Europe, and how he looks for best practices for sustainable urbanism this way, we then go back to micromobility in 2019 and where it was at the last time Scott and I spoke.
We then talk about digital communication and digital trust and how these have shifted, as well as the focus now on human centric action and neighbourhood focused mobility as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We talk more about the pandemic and the impacts it has had on our urban and digital environments and how some of the temporary emergency based interventions can be implemented into society long term. Scott then talks about intermodality and the need to think beyond the silos of individual modality, before we discuss how public needs are changing, and in terms of transport how their behaviour can be influenced for better sustainable mobility outcomes.
We finish our chat discussing the emerging trends of technologies such as electric vehicles, hyperloops, air shuttles, air taxis and personal autonomy and whether these are sustainable, scalable and the real future of mobility. As always we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode, as much as we enjoyed making it!
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The Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital.
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