IPMI Blog

Happy Thanksgiving

IPMI sends all of our friends in parking and mobility Thanksgiving wishes for a happy holiday. We are always thankful to be part of this amazing community. The IPMI Blog will be quiet next week while we’re attending #IPMI2021 in Tampa. We’ll look forward to seeing you here when we Read More »

Reconsidering Design to Boost Sustainability

By Jim Anderson Much attention is being given to the environment (rightly so), from recycling plastics to alternative energy to carbon reduction in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are emitted in many of the things we do. Human mobility using personal vehicles, planes, trains and other combustion fueled mobility is a Read More »

Curb Lane Management: Practical Implementation and Challenges

By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP Curb lane management has become one of the biggest parking industry focus areas in the past few years. Across the country, cities are recognizing the value of their curb lanes as a finite and valuable infrastructure resource. Ultimately, the strategies being developed today to better Read More »

Out of Office–All the Details or Not So Much?

By Tina Altman With the holidays and the most exciting event in parking and mobility quickly approaching, out-of-office auto-replies (OOOs) are going to flood inboxes for sure. As an association, we get many of these. Some are direct, some are very detailed, and some make me LOL. I always try Read More »

Thankful for Parking

By Brandy Stanley, CAPP It’s the season to reflect on what we are thankful for, and being thankful that our industry is quickly recovering is near the top of my list.  While it is clear that COVID caused some significant upheaval in typical parker behavior, it is equally clear that Read More »

Innovative Collaboration: A Smart, Connected Community

By Mark Santos, CAPP Interest in smart and connected communities continues to grow as the public explores and better understands the associated benefits including data-driven decision making, increased safety, sustainable initiatives, improved transportation, upgraded infrastructure, and enhanced quality of life. Lake Nona, a 17-square mile community in Orlando located near Read More »

Investing in Infrastructure

By Robert Ferrin, CAPP As parking and mobility professionals, you cannot help but get excited about the passing of the Infrastructure Bill. There is no denying our transportation, telecommunications, power, and water systems are aging and in need of modernization. The generational investment included in the Infrastructure Bill will be Read More »

Purdue, Ford Develop What Could Be Five-minute EV Charging

A joint project between Purdue University and Ford may have developed five-minute charging for electric vehicles. Researchers said their new type of charging cable is capable of carrying a much higher load without overheating, which has been the barrier to faster charging than the 30 minutes offered by Level 3 Read More »

Climbing Up and Reaching Down

By Kim Fernandez, CAE Larry Culp, CEO of General Electric, has been in the news a lot this week. I must admit that I didn’t know who he was until last winter, when my daughter and a tiny college in a tiny town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore chose each other. Read More »

Putting Places Worth Visiting in Parking Priorities

Traditional cities are typically found on and around transport routes–rivers, roads and railways. They occupy strategic locations for trade, security, crossings, and meeting points. Streets/roads define the city/urban form as both paths and edges. In the past few centuries, attempts to fix the city have focused on the restructuring of Read More »