UBC Smart City wins National Innovation Contest Finals

We are pleased to announce that our transportation team has won first place at the 2021 National ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest! Read the feature article to learn more about this achievement:

Our Innovation – Transportation for Megacities

What will our cities’ infrastructure needs look like in 2040, 2050, or even 2070, and how can we start preparing today? Our proposal, the Integrated Transportation and Logistics System, or ITLS, meets this challenge by providing fast and efficient people and goods movement across a polycentric megacity of 50 million people. By removing congestion from streets, the ITLS will help create high-quality public spaces and increase cities’ quality of life. Our solution outperformed its competitors in the Rocky Mountain Student Conference in April 2021, and the National ASCE Convention in October 2021, to secure first place.

How would the ITLS work, and how could it benefit your city? Read our proposal to learn more!

Meet the Winning Team

Our team members’ diverse interests and backgrounds were key to our success at the competition. From top left to bottom right, our team members are:

Adriana Valentina Farias – Master of Community & Regional Planning

Joshua Chong – Civil Engineering

Mohit Motwani – Economics

Aliya Zhang – Civil Engineering

Benjamin Corbett – Civil Engineering

Thien Tong – Civil Engineering

Parsa Shani – Civil Engineering

Michelle Li – Engineering Physics

Congratulations to the winning team!