sPARKing New Ideas: Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities
sPARKing New Ideas: Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities was a highly successful conference sponsored on April 8, 2014 by MAPC in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, delivered the keynote address. Shoup — author of The High Cost of Free Parking and renowned parking guru — outlined the benefits of charging the right price for on-street parking, returning parking revenue to the neighborhood in which it is raised, and removing minimum off-street parking requirements. These ideas and others were explored by distinguished speakers throughout the symposium. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki addressed a plenary session, and Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research of the Kitty & Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, made a compelling case for why parking has an impact on affordable housing, economic development, and climate change.
Below please find photographs and currently-available presentations from the symposium. Video will be available shortly. To see how MAPC can help your community transform parking from a challenge to an asset, please click here and contact Sarah Kurpiel Lee, Transportation Engineer & Planner at 617.933.0744.
Video of keynote address by Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA, and Response Panel
Video of Address by Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research, Kitty & Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University. Introduction by Marc Draisen, MAPC Executive Director.
Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA
Stephanie Groll, Parking and Transportation Demand Officer, City of Cambridge
Douglas J. Manz, Partner and Director of Development, HYM Investment Group, LLC
Lynn Duncan, Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Salem
Rinus Oosthoek, Executive Director, Salem Chamber of Commerce
Breakout session presentations:
James J. Fiorentini, Mayor of the City of Haverill
Salvatore Pina, Board of Directors member, Northeast Economic Development Association (NEDA)
Mark Chase, Parking and Transportation Demand Management Consultant
Better Parking Design for More Attractive, Walkable, and Sustainable Neighborhoods Moderator: Hayes Morrison, Director of Transportation and Infrastructure, City of Somerville
Eran Ben-Joseph, Head of the Deparment of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT (presentation unavailable)
Steven G. Cecil, Founding Principal, The Cecil Group, Inc.
Tim Love, Founding Pricipal, Utile
Patrick Reffett, Director of Community Development, Town of Natick (presentation unavailable)
Vineet Gupta, Director of Policy & Planning, Boston Transportation Department
Outside the Box: Repurposing Parking for Placemaking, Sprawl Repair, and Better Transit Moderator: Dan Bartman, Senior Planner, City of Somerville
Meghan Jop, Deputy Director of General Government Services, Town of Wellesley
Scott Hamwey, Transportation Planner, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Melisa Tintocalis, Director of Economic Development, Town of Lexington
Chryse Gibson, CAO, Oaktree Development (presentation unavailable)
Peter Spellios, Exectutive Vice President, Related Beal (presentation unavailable)
Sarah Hamilton, Vice President, Area Planning and Development, MASCO (presentation unavailable)
Tom Daniel, AICP, Community Development Director, City of Gloucester
Ronald Ross, Director of Parking Services, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Andrew Hill, Senior Consultant, DESMAN Associates