Share This
Calendar

Parking Reform Made Easy

  • Date
    Fri, Nov 08

    Time
    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Website
    http://www.utrc2.org/events/parking-reform-made-easy

    Address
    Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
    141 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY 10031

    Location
    Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

    p: 212.650.7000

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    The presentation explains the problems with minimum parking requirements and how to reform them.

    Today, there are almost three and a half parking spaces for every car in the United States. Outdated minimum parking requirements stand at the heart of this excess parking, wasting land in the suburbs and thwarting economic development in urban centers. The presentation explains the problems with minimum parking requirements and shows how to reform them. Drawing on his new book, Parking Reform Made Easy, Dr. Willson illustrates a 12-step parking requirement reform process with practical examples. This process helps stakeholders answer the question of how much parking, if any, should be required in zoning codes. The parking reform process emphasizes good quality parking data, an understanding of future trends affecting parking use, and a series of technical and policy adjustment factors. The presentation also addresses ways of managing parking reform through challenging community and political processes. In the end, parking requirements are a policy choice, not a technical calculation. The presentation will be useful to land use and transportation planners, economic developers, housing developers, designers, policy makers, and community activists. More information on Parking Reform Made Easy is available at http://islandpress.org/ip/books/book/islandpress/P/bo8793591.html
« BACK TO CALENDAR OF EVENTS