Right Sizing Parking: New Approaches for Placemaking

APA Oregon Chapter


Thursday, May 9, 2019
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PDT

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While policymakers refer to technology's potential for reducing parking, designing actual projects requires a pivot from code dictates to new approaches that embrace uncertainty and the parking demand ecosystem. This session takes a closer look at actual projects and business models to reduce and reallocate space for parking. First, the session will review parking trends and what can drive down parking demand and management at the building and district levels. This includes design, mode choices, and transportation demand management(TDM). Second, the session will take a look at how various policies, design and technologies translate into quantified parking space reduction.Third, the session will look at actual policies and projects that are codifying parking space reductions. This includes parking and smart city technologies. Finally, the session will review these new approaches through the lens of architects, real estate developers and zoning code administrators to better understand concerns and opportunities.

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will be able to understand the multiple facets of the parking demand ecosystem, how views on parking are changing, and what drives parking demand, both increases and decreases. 

2. Participants will be able to identify technology (new mobility, parking, smart city) and how it plays a role in the right-sizing of parking requirements for new development and redevelopment 

3. Participants will understand how to quantify parking reduction factors, how to handle qualitative measures (or those with inadequate data) and how to plan for contingency parking within a project or planning area 

4. Participants will be able to employ new analytical, planning and regulatory approaches to parking requirements through building design (via zoning codes), district (via planning areas), and transportation demand management programs (via new technologies).


Lisa Nisenson

Lisa Nisenson is on the forefront of helping cities adopt innovation. She is Vice President of New Mobility & Connected Communities for the Wantman Group (WGI), developing new scenario and anticipatory planning services, as well as planning & project design that adapts to trends. She is founder of the civic start-up (GreaterPlaces ... Read More

Contact Info

Li Alligood, pdo@oregonapa.org