The Parking Conundrum: Smart Parking for Planning and Economic Development
Friday, March 1, 2019
11 a.m. - noon EST
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Parking for cars is almost always a component of development projects across Connecticut. Often times, developers must provide car parking because local zoning codes require it. These local requirements often add significant cost to development projects - which drive up prices for end users. Moreover, researchers have found that local parking requirements can burden the whole community with increased traffic, loss of taxable land, dirty stormwater runoff, and the urban heat island effect. This webinar will explore the growing movement to eliminate parking requirements and allow cities to be "designed for people," rather than cars. Our speakers will discuss their cutting-edge research into the impact of parking on the design, function, and financial feasibility of projects. They will then identify how projects may be better developed to enable trending development priorities like density, sustainability, transit-oriented development, mixed uses, and walking-biking connectivity. The webinar will highlight the parking conundrum in several Connecticut cities and feature the City of Hartford's recent successful elimination of parking minimums.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- Key issues regarding the integration of parking in downtown projects, including convenience, safety, right-sizing, good design, and financing.
- Trends taking place today in downtown and urban development and the impact of parking on the design, function, and financial feasibility of these projects.
- Best practices related to financing, designing, right-sizing, and developing parking to support downtown / urban development.
Laura Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org