Embracing Disruption: Urban Streets and Infrastructure of 21st Century

How will the rapid technological changes of the 21st century impact the fabric of our cities? More importantly, how can it? This is the question that inspired Paris Sim’s thesis, which uses the adoption of autonomous vehicles as a cue to re-think the design of our urban environment and take back the streets. His “urban incubator” advances mobility, reimagines public spaces and addresses shifting demographics and contemporary challenges. “We need better streets in our cities and to reimagine deteriorating urban highways, especially with the big changes that are happening today,” he says. 

Semester / Year
Fall 2020

Team Members

Paris Sim
Program / Center Affiliation