San Fernando Valley Council of Governments

A Joint Powers Authority

2022 Mobility Workshop

Program Overview

The SFVCOG’s 2022 Mobility Workshop is focused on a future of mobility that could include air taxis. This year’s workshop will present insights from leading experts on regional air mobility while giving attendees the insights to prepare the SFVCOG region for what might be coming with regard to localized air transport.

This workshop will feature academics and experts from UC Berkeley, and Urban Movement Labs.

The workshop will engage attendees to take the expert information and develop key issues and takeaways that need to be considered by local community, civic, and business leaders in this future mode. Attendees will also be asked to identify opportunities for collaboration to prepare the region for this another new technologies in transportation.

The Workshop begins with a light breakfast and coffee at 8:15am with opening remarks following at 8:45am. The program will be completed by 12:30pm.

Who Should Attend?

Attendees should be city officials and staff, neighborhood and community leaders, transportation experts, and business leaders. Every member jurisdiction should ensure to have a delegation present to provide input on this process.

Event Location:

The event will be held at Signature Flight Support on the east side of Van Nuys Airport. The address is 7155 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406.


There is no cost to attend, but the program is designed based on those who RSVP. Please respond so we can plan accurately for the table conversations and room setup. To register, please visit



Senior Research Manager, Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Adam Cohen is a nationally and internationally recognized research expert in innovative and emerging transportation technologies, has completed more than 35 research projects on advanced air mobility (AAM), urban air mobility (UAM), mobility on demand, mobility as a service, shared mobility, and automated vehicles. He has over 17 years of experience as a researcher with the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and 13 years of experience as a researcher with the Mineta Transportation Institute of San Jose State University.

Adam co-authored the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) market study on advanced air mobility. Adam led some of the first exploratory research on AAM and social acceptance for NASA, including a five city study examining societal perceptions of AAM from user and non-user perspectives. Adam is also authoring the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planning for Advanced Air Mobility which will provide guidance for public agencies on how to engage communities and vulnerable populations in preparation for planned AAM deployments. Adam is also co-authoring the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s (NCHRP) 23-15 which is developing a risk register for AAM and engaging a variety of stakeholders nationally through a series of peer exchange. Adam is also researching social acceptance, community engagement, and emerging practices of deploying advanced air mobility.

Adam currently serves as a board member for the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI), a non-profit founded to support the responsible integration of urban air mobility into communities through education, communication, and collaboration. He co-instructs CAMI’s Urban Air Policy Collaborative (UAPC) which engages airport, state, regional, and local transportation decision makers and planners on issues related to AAM such as planning, equity, multimodal integration, and community engagement, among other topics.  As part of his role with CAMI, Adam is also co-leading a NASA workshop series and developing a policy playbook for AAM. Adam co-chairs TRB’s standing subcommittee on the Equity of Innovative Mobility Services and Technologies  AP020(3). He currently serves as Vice Chairman of SAE International’s Shared and Digital Mobility Committee and is the co-sponsor of SAE JA3163 which establishes standard terms and definitions for on-demand air mobility and AAM.  He is also an active member of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility working groups and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Committee on Mobility Innovation. Adam also co-teaches a UC Berkeley Extension course on Airport Systems Planning and Design. 



Head of Cities – Global Partnerships and Business Development, Supernal

Adrienne Lindgren is a trained urban planner and economic development professional, with a focus on integrating advanced transportation technology into the built environment to enhance urban and regional mobility outcomes. Adrienne joined Hyundai Motor Group in 2020 to build and lead Supernal’s state and local partnerships team; in this capacity, Adrienne partners with entities across the globe to better understand how UAM technology can deliver universal, affordable, and human-centered cities, while driving and supporting initiatives that increase capacity for UAM solutions in a multi-modal mobility environment. Her work is guided by principles of equity, accessibility, and ecological and fiscal sustainability.

Prior to joining Supernal (Hyundai Motor Group), Adrienne worked for WSP USA, an engineering services firm, where she assisted transportation owners and operators in delivering innovative transportation technology programs while leading a new practice in aviation innovation. She has worked with international transportation and aviation authorities, airports, DOTs, and local planning entities across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK/EU. Before moving into the private sector, Adrienne spent time in local government under the Garcetti administration in the City of Los Angeles; she continues to serve the local government as a private citizen through the local planning commission.



Advanced Air Mobility Program Manager, Urban Movement Labs

Clint’s diverse 23-year career began in the military with practical experiences in aviation planning, airport & heliport operations, uncrewed aerial vehicle facilities planning, airspace management, emergency management, and education & training. After military retirement, he pursued his passion for cities with a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design. His focus today is to link transportation and land use decisions to maximize infrastructure and create new opportunities through collaboration. As Los Angeles’ Urban Air Mobility Fellow, Clint facilitates relationships to empower industry partners, non-aviation stakeholders, and city staff to make informed, holistic decisions around integrated Advanced Air Mobility technology.


This workshop is hosted by the SFVCOG with support from our sponsors: