The average commuter in Los Angeles spends over 100 hours a year in traffic. Ashley Z. Hand creates solutions for big problems just like this.
She is a co-founder of the urban change management network CityFi, where she advises cities and the private sector on a more human-centered approach to smart cities. Previously, Ashley served as the Transportation Technology Strategist for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation where she authored Urban Mobility in a Digital Age that includes recommendations for public policy, strategic actions and pilot initiatives to enable the city to shape a vision of the future that works for all Angelenos in an era of shared mobility and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Prior to her work in LA, Ashley served as the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, creating the most comprehensive smart city in North America among other civic innovation projects. Ashley is a registered architect and green building professional. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21/T-SET University Transportation Center and Open Architecture Collaborative and was recognized as a national change maker by 2018 Grist 50.