Event description

“Most of us have grown up in cities built around the automobile, but imagine for a minute, what our world could look like if we found a way to take most of these cars off the road. It would be a world with less traffic and less pollution. A world where we need less parking — where streets can be narrowed and sidewalks widened. It’s a world where we can construct new housing and small businesses on parking lots across the country — or turn them into green spaces and parks. That’s a world built around people, not cars.” – John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder

With more people living in cities than ever before and new technologies on the horizon that will undoubtedly impact the urban landscape, how will we use design to shape the future of our cities around the people who live in them? Join Lyft and friends for a rich discussion led by Katie Dill, VP of Design. This panel will explore urban design and transportation, with a perspective on ride-sharing, last mile transportation and the upcoming autonomous future.


5 – 6:00 pm: Drinks with our Design Team
6 – 7:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft

Katie Dill is VP of Design at Lyft where she and her team are creating products and services to build the world’s best transportation to improve peoples’ lives by affecting positive change for the future of our cities. Before joining Lyft, as Director of Experience Design at Airbnb Katie oversaw the designers defining Airbnb’s digital products and services.

Under Katie’s leadership the team successfully launched a company rebrand, scaled from 10 to 100, and established studios worldwide. Previously Katie was a Partner at Greenstart Ventures, Creative Director at Frog Design and an instructor in CCA’s Grad design program. In 2017, Katie was one of Fast Co.’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial design from ArtCenter College of Design in addition to a bachelor’s degree in history from Colgate University.

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