Tuesdays at APA–Chicago

Parking Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 5:30 p.m. CT

As one of the largest single land uses in our municipal "footprints," parking deserves more attention than is typically bestowed upon it. Besides encouraging auto use, having an excessive supply of parking influences the character, form, function and flow of our communities. It makes walking and bicycling unpleasant and unsafe, it adds to flooding and pollution problems, and it makes housing more expensive. At the same time, parking is necessary to support a community's local businesses; finding the right balance between supply and demand — as an economist would — is the next step.

In the Chicago area, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has been working with several communities through its Local Technical Assistance program to understand the unique parking challenges and identify potential solutions. In this program Lindsay Bayley, from CMAP, will discuss parking management strategies and present the findings from two very different projects: downtown suburban Hinsdale, Illinois, and the Chicago neighborhood of Wicker Park/Bucktown.

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Lindsay BayleyLindsay Bayley is a senior planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Before joining CMAP, Bayley worked for the Federal Highway Administration promoting GIS and advanced spatial technologies to State DOTs. Prior to this, she received a master's degree in GIS at the University of Redlands, California, and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in a municipal planning office in Guatemala. Bayley lives in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood and is a year-round bicycle commuter.

A Factory in Every Home?
New Manufacturing Technologies and Metropolitan Spatial Development

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • 5:30 p.m. CT

Emerging manufacturing technologies, such as 3-D printing, promise to revolutionize the way things are made. Will they also revolutionize the spatial pattern of metropolitan development? Could these technologies lead to a radical decentralization of manufacturing through the proliferation of artisan-type shops within the next decade?

In this program, Howard Wial, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, will use concepts from economic geography to assess the ways in which emerging manufacturing technologies are and aren't likely to reshape the physical form of U.S. metropolitan areas and the location of manufacturers within them. He will discuss how these technologies have the potential to create new opportunities for small and medium-sized manufacturers and the most likely locations for new manufacturers. Finally, Wial will highlight some of the freight transportation and workforce development issues related to increased adoption of emerging manufacturing technologies.

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Howard WialHoward Wial is associate research professor and executive director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a nonresident senior fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on manufacturing and urban and regional economic development. Wial was previously a resident fellow of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program. He is a coauthor of New Rules for a New Economy and a co-editor of the series Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects. He has also published widely in the areas of labor and regional economics. Wial received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his JD from Yale Law School.

Future Events

Principles to Guide the Future of Planning Practice

September 23, 2014
Pete Pointner, FAICP
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Tuesdays at APA–Chicago

Join APA in Chicago each month for this after-work lecture and discussion series. Practicing planners, researchers, and professionals from allied fields discuss innovative ideas and concepts or present their latest projects.

The events are free and open to APA members and nonmembers. If you can't join us in person, check out the podcast. Podcasts of most programs are posted on the event archive page approximately one week after the live event.


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