November 17, 2017

Driving More Sustainable Mobility

This presentation is sponsored by ITS-Davis’ partnership with the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center.

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Adam Gromis, Global Lead on Sustainability and Environmental Impact within the Policy & Communications Team, Uber

Abstract

To meet the challenges urban transportation systems face today and in the foreseeable future – from air pollution to congestion and infrastructure constraints – it is critical the transportation sector transforms to more shared, electrified, and automated modes. This transformation can unlock enormous levels of energy efficiency and contribute significant net reductions in the sector’s contribution to greenhouse gas and local air pollution and a dramatic shrinking of the vehicle population. The benefits of such a transformation extend well beyond the cars on the road and can include increased mobility access for more communities, new human-centric urban design options, and more livable cities. Technology companies, like Uber, are helping to drive a more sustainable future of mobility by developing more shared, electrified and automated mobility options and collaborating with cities and partners to unlock the benefits these transformations can bring.

Biographical Sketch

Adam is Uber’s global lead on sustainability and environmental impact within the Policy & Communications team, based out of San Francisco.

Sustainability and cross-disciplinary engagement are running themes throughout his work experience in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Uber, he worked for five years helping investors build impact investing portfolios with positions at Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, Imprint Capital (a boutique investment advisory firm acquired by Goldman), and the Global Impact Investing Network (a research and advocacy nonprofit). Before impact investing, he spent seven years engaged in efforts to commercialize zero emission vehicle technologies with positions at the California Fuel Cell Partnership (a public-private partnership), the California Air Resources Board, and UTC Fuel Cells (a United Technologies Company).

Adam holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an MPA from NYU Wagner, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from UC Davis.