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General Membership Meeting & Luncheon: Transforming the Ride of the Future: Preparing for Urban Air Mobility

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PMI Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter General Membership Meeting & Luncheon

Transforming the Ride of the Future: Preparing for Urban Air Mobility


Speaker: Teresa L. Peterson, PE, CME, LEED AP O&M, ENV SP | Vice President |  Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Event ID: 202001150


PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic & Business Management 

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More about this month's topic:  The next evolution in urban mobility is to take to the air. Similar to how Uber transformed on-demand, ground based transportation, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is poised to transform how we will move around our communities. UAM envisions on-demand air taxies to deliver passengers to their destinations as efficiently as possible. With the goal of reducing congestion and creating cleaner communities, companies like Uber, Boeing, and Bell are advancing a new passenger transport system that spans the space typically traveled on our highways while retaining the luxury of individual trip routing. By 2023, Uber plans to unveil a working commercial air taxi system, with air travel becoming a viable travel option for all by 2028.

Solutions such as Urban Air Mobility aim to enhance the user experience, while providing a space that is intuitive, inviting, and safe, and integrates current “last mile” modes of transportation – walking, biking, driving, scooters and mass transit. The concept is designed to be modular to adapt to differing demand conditions required in high-demand, suburban, and high-density urban centers. Is Urban Air Mobility a solution to your congestion problems? How will UAM impact travel your travel planning? Are you ready to welcome the future of transportation?


Speaker Bio:  Peterson is a Vice President for Gannett Fleming, Inc. working with their Facilities market team. She is our Northeast Regional Director of Sustainability and sits on Gannett’s Collaborative Research and Innovation Center working team. Based out of their Marlton, New Jersey office, she has almost 20 years of experience successfully delivering projects to private and public clients in the facilities, transportation, power, and water utility markets. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey.  

Recently Ms. Peterson lead a multi-disciplinary team of innovators to develop a vertiport concept for the 2018 Uber Elevate Summit Design Challenge. Gannett’s team conceived a context-sensitive design for a multi-modal transportation hub centered around Urban Air Mobility. Gannett’s team placed with distinction in the design challenge and continues to explore how the evolution of urban mobility will reshape our communities.

About The Plaza Club

The Plaza Club - Pioneer Plaza, 20th Floor

900 Fort Street Mall

Honolulu, HI 96813

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Type of activity: General Membership Meeting

Date: January 15th, 2020

Hour: 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: $36.00

Non members: $45.00

Students: $15.00


The Plaza Club, 20th Floor 900 Fort Street Honolulu, HI 96813

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