Our world is becoming more urbanized than ever before. By 2050, more than 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities, and public and private companies, as well as federal, state, and city governments, are getting involved to make the connection between people and the city itself. This includes rethinking the downtown model–including parking.

Key to making it all work as cities get smarter? Curb management. It’s something of a buzz phrase, but figuring out who can use curb space for what, when, and how, is key to making cities work smarter and better as mobility expands. In this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine, Teresa Trussell, CAPP, breaks down how curb management will play a key role in the smart cities road map and why that map will be critical to the way parking professionals work–not to mention the way people live. Read it here.