2019 National Planning Conference

Parking and the City

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. PDT

CM | 1.25

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC198121

Location: 2001

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn strategies for convincing elected officials and the public that minimum parking requirements conflict with cities' goals to provide affordable housing, reduce traffic congestion, and clean the air.
  • Review stances that show elected officials and the public how charging demand-based prices for curb parking can reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon emissions.
  • Understand how to explain to elected officials and the public how parking benefit districts will enable cities to charge demand-based prices for curb parking and to reduce or remove off-street parking requirements.

MORE SESSION DETAILS

Learn about the progress that cities have made in adopting three reforms:
• charge the right prices for on-street parking
• spend the meter revenue to benefit the metered neighborhoods
• remove off-street parking requirements. See evidence showing that these parking reforms can produce major benefits for cities, the economy, and the environment.
The repeal-and-replace strategy should attract voters across a wide political spectrum. Conservatives will see that it reduces government regulations and relies on market choices. Liberals will see that it increases spending on public services. Environmentalists will see that it reduces energy consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions. New Urbanists will see that it enables people to live at higher density without being overrun by cars. Developers will see that it reduces building costs. Elected officials will see that it reduces traffic congestion, allows infill development, and provides public services without raising taxes. Finally, planners can devote less time to parking and more time to cities.



This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH (ASLA).


This course is approved to offer 1.25 LU (AIA).

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Session Speakers

Leah M. Bojo
Drenner Group
Austin, TX

Hank Willson
SFMTA
San Francisco, CA

William Chapin
Michael Baker International
Alameda, CA

Elizabeth Deakin
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley

Daniel B. Hess
School of Architecture & Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of Ne
Buffalo, NY

Donald C. Shoup, FAICP
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Richard W. Willson, FAICP
Cal Poly Pomona
Los Angeles, CA

Jay Primus
Primus Consulting
Berkeley, CA

Daniel G. Chatman
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA