Vehicle Technology’s Impact on Community Planning and Development to be Topic at Arizona Association for Economic Development’s February Luncheon

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(PHOENIX – Jan. 17, 2017) – Vehicle Technology’s Impact on Community Planning and Development will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) February luncheon.   It will be held on Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix.

Eric Anderson, transportation director for Maricopa Association of Governments; Stephen Conschafter, AICP, LEED AP, urban designer and planner for SmithGroupJJR; and Phil Raher, general manager for Local Motors, will be the speakers.

The trio will address autonomous vehicles and new transportation partners entering the state, as well as Arizona being on the forefront of the trend toward self-driving.  They will share their views on vehicle technology, transportation planning, and urban design and how this future reality will change everything from the way we attract talent, develop sites, and the planning needed from municipalities.

The cost of the luncheon is $40 for AAED members and guests, $55 for non-members and $60 for late registrants. To register, visit  The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 9 by noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit

AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.

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