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Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: January 26, 2021

Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members


NoParkSmart Logon-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?

Contact us at professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

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Additional Registration options:

Members Bundle APO Site Reviewer Training and this course for $450. Contact us for a discount code!

Bulk rate discount of 20% available for organizations that enroll seven or more individuals.  Please contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org to enroll your organization.


Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This is a four-day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 1:00 p.m. EST until 2:30 p.m. EST:

  • January 26
  • January 28
  • February 2
  • February 4

You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate and detail the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of the certification
  • Evaluate a parking facility, including the tools, process, and procedures for submitting facilities for certification
  • Evaluate case examples against the Standard and determine acceptability or changes.
  • Illustrate acceptable versus non-acceptable evidence for certification application.
  • Review the Parksmart scorecard.

Offers 9 CAPP Points or 9 CEU’s. IPMI CAPP points can be applied toward application or recertification.

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

International Parking and Mobility Institute is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

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Free Online Shoptalk: Airports: Short- and Long-term Recovery Moderated by Matt Sherwood, CM – MWAA

Airports: Short- and Long-term Recovery Moderated by Matt Sherwood, CM, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority – MWAA


March 3, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

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Free to all industry professionals. 

Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead.


Shoptalk Summary 

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available and life—and travel—returning to something resembling normal, airports are seeing more traffic, which means more people parking and using mobility options. Recovery is in sight.

Join us to talk about how airport parking and transportation operations are recovering: What’s going back to “normal,” and what new technologies, practices, and ways of doing things will stay permanent. Bring your challenges, solutions so far, questions, and observations for an open roundtable discussion.

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion on the registration page.


Matthew Sherwood, C.M., Metropolitan Washing Airport Authority – MWAA

Matt Sherwood is a revenue strategy program manager for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, whose mission is to develop, promote, and safely operate Reagan National and Dulles International airports. He has been in the parking and ground transportation industry for 15 years. Matt is part of the team that is responsible for managing the airports’ commercial parking portfolio and his primary focus is consumer strategy, enhancing the customer experience, revenue optimization, and pricing.

He is actively involved in the industry and is currently serving on IPMI’s Technology Committee and Awards of Excellence Committee.

Free Online Shoptalk: Touchless Technology: The Latest Updates and Case Studies Moderated by David Hoyt, ParkMobile

Touchless Technology: The Latest Updates and Case Studies Moderated by David Hoyt, ParkMobile


April 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

To register, click here. 

Free to all industry professionals.

Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead.


Shoptalk Summary 

Challenges sometimes present opportunity and that’s definitely true in the parking and mobility industry. Touchless technology saw huge demand and growth in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a desire to put patrons’ minds at ease as they made their way through cities, campuses, medical facilities, airports, and other parking areas.

Join IPMI members to hear case studies of touchless technology implementation, learn where the technology is going (and how far it’s come), share your own successes and challenges, and ask questions of our experts.

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion on the registration page.


David Hoyt, SVP, Sales and Account Management, ParkMobile

David Hoyt, a parking and transportation professional with more than 20 years of expertise, manages sales and partnerships at ParkMobile.  Prior to joining Parkmobile, he was national account manager for T2 Systems, responsible for sales and client relations in the Southeast U.S., Caribbean, and strategic accounts. David began his parking career with Standard Parking, where he worked for 13 years and served as vice president of operations, managing the company’s portfolio of municipal and private parking operations throughout the State of Florida.

 

Free Online Shoptalk: Data-driven Parking and Mobility Management Moderated by Kevin White, AICP, Walker Consultants

Data-driven Parking and Mobility Management Moderated by Kevin White, AICP, Walker Consultants


May 5, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

To register, click here. 

Free to all industry professionals. 

Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead.


Shoptalk Summary 

From its evolution as a buzzword to part of daily operations, data has grown into a critical part of both regular business and planning for the future—and no more so than in a time of great change for parking and mobility. We’ll talk about how parking organizations are collecting, analyzing, and using data; what kinds of data they’re using; and how they’ve set up their staff to collect, analyze, and use data for right-now and the future—practical solutions and demystifying data-driven parking management. We’ll also talk about several case studies from real organizations and have an open, roundtable discussion with questions and answers.

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion on the registration page.


Kevin White, AICP, Walker Consultants

Kevin White is a parking and mobility planner and consultant for Walker Consultants based in their Minneapolis, Minn., office. He specializes in parking and mobility planning, curbside management, and transportation demand management, with a focus on policy and user behavior and integrating all modes of transportation. Kevin is passionate about solving site circulation and parking challenges on campuses and in cities by integrating a blend of infrastructure, program, and policy strategies that promote access for all types of users. He strives to create planning processes that are meaningful and informative, with a focus on stakeholder transparency and the use of data and visualizations to tell a story, generate ideas, and gain consensus.

IPMI News: IPMI Releases Roadmap to Recovery, Special Edition: July 2020

Download IPMI”s Roadmap to Recovery, a special edition capturing the latest on the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Share your experience and your expertise.  Complete the 2020 IPMI COVID-19 Industry Response and Impact Benchmark Survey before July 30, 2020. One lucky participant will win a free membership for the entire year!

Download the pdf here, or click the image to read the online version with live links.

 

IPMI News: IPMI Announces Results of 2020 Board of Directors, CAPP Board Elections

(Alexandria, Va., May 29, 2020) — The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the results of its 2020 Board of Directors election; three new members will join the Board:

L Dennis BurnsDennis Burns, CAPP, is a senior practice builder and vice president at Kimley-Horn, with more than 30 years of parking management (airport and healthcare) and consulting experience. He is recognized as a national leader in sustainable parking and transportation policy development and has produced over 500 parking/transportation studies in his career. In 2010, he was honored as IPMI’s Parking Professional of the Year. Recently, he has focused on integrating parking and mobility management strategies in a variety of environments, including research and analysis of shared-use mobility and strategies to address the future impacts of autonomous vehicles.

 

Josh Cantor BODJosh Cantor, CAPP, has been director of parking and transportation at George Mason University since 2005 and was previously at Cal State Fullerton. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV), where he served as president from 2012-2016. He is past co-chair of and continues to serve on IPMI’s Educational Development Committee and served on the IPMI State & Regional Association Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

 

Kathryn HebertKathryn Hebert, PhD, is director of transportation, mobility, and parking with the City of Norwalk, Conn. As a critical part of the City of Norwalk Economic Development Team, she directs the city’s Transportation, Mobility and Parking Department, providing oversight, leadership, and management to create and implement convenient and safe mobile connectivity between neighborhoods, business districts, and major transportation hubs through coordinated planning, engineering, operations, and community collaborations.

 

The Board members will begin their two-year terms at the conclusion of the 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo this June.

The entire slate of officers of the IPMI Board of Directors, effective June 2:

• Chair: David G. Onorato, CAPP, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Parking Authority.
• Chair-elect: Gary A. Means, CAPP, Lexington & Fayette County (Ky.) Parking Authority.
• Treasurer: Alejandra Argudin, CAPP, Miami (Fla.) Parking Authority.
• Past Chair: Roamy R. Valera, CAPP, PayByPhone Technologies, Inc.
• Chris Austin, CAPP, University of Buffalo.
• Bridgette Brady, CAPP, Cornell University.
• Dennis Burns, CAPP, Kimley-Horn.
• Josh Cantor, CAPP, George Mason University.
• Pam Corbin, CAPP, City of Orlando (Fla.).
• Allen Corry, CAPP, DFW International Airport.
• Robert Ferrin, City of Columbus (Ohio).
• Kathryn Hebert, PhD., City of Norwalk (Conn.).
• Jaime Lopez de Aguilar, Sentex Group, Spain.
• Mark Lyons, CAPP, City of Sarasota, Fla.
• Jennifer I. Tougas, CAPP, PhD, Western Kentucky University.
• Shawn D. Conrad, CAE, IPMI.

Also announced were new members of IPMI’s CAPP Board of Directors:

• Gwendolyn Bolden, CAPP, Pittsburgh Parking Authority
• Sam Veraldi, CAPP, SP+

They join on the Board:

• Chair, Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, REEF Parking.
• Past Chair, Brian Scoggins, CAPP, REEF Parking.
• Irma Henderson, CAPP, University of California, Riverside.
• Hal King, CAPP, City of Hollywood, Fla.

MRC: Transportation Disadvantage Impedance Indexing: A Methodological Approach to Reduce Policy Shortcomings

Transportation Disadvantage Impedance Indexing: A Methodological Approach to Reduce Policy Shortcomings

Authors: Yavuz Duvarci, Tan Yigitcanlar, and Shoshi Mizokami

Publisher: Journal of Transport Geography

This paper undertakes a pilot case investigation as test bed for a new approach developed to reduce transportation policy shortcomings

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IPMI News: IPMI Launches New Monthly Magazine: Parking & Mobility

New publication mirrors the ever-expanding roles of parking, mobility, and transportation professionals in keeping people moving

(Anaheim, Calif., June 3, 2019) – Building on its long history of keeping readers abreast of the ever-changing and future-focused parking and mobility industry, this month, IPMI launched a new magazine, Parking & Mobility, and retired The Parking Professional after a long, esteemed history.

Parking & Mobility magazine reflects the changing roles of professionals in today’s interconnected, choice-driven network that encompasses parking, transportation, and mobility. The magazine features a masthead design in a custom font that connotes motion. Its coverage will continue to spotlight parking, which remains central to the industry, along with the broader scope of topics affecting members and industry professionals.

Each issue will feature news, analysis, case studies, and the expertise of IPMI members and industry leaders, which readers can tap to benefit their own organizations and communities.

“We gave a lot of consideration to changing the name of The Parking Professional, as we did with our organizational name change in October,” says IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad, CAE. “We naturally wanted the magazine to develop and mature with IPMI—to embrace mobility and the constantly shifting roles of our members.”

This industry evolution reflects the pivotal role parking and mobility professionals have long had in planning, designing and managing successful transportation ecosystems. New technology, along with the explosive growth of ride-hailing/transportation network companies and the need for expertise in curb management has also contributed.

Debut copies of the new magazine will be distributed at opening session of the IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif. June 6-12, and mailed to members at the same time. An online edition is available at parking-mobility.org/magazine.

Parking & Mobility welcomes article proposals and feedback. They should be directed to editor, Kim Fernandez at fernandez@parking-mobility.org.

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IPMI News: IPMI and The Parking Podcast Announce Strategic Partnership

October 9, 2019

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) and The Parking Podcast have announced a strategic partnership to grow awareness of the importance of parking and mobility to podcast listeners.

The Parking Podcast, hosted by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, LEED AP, will now be brought to listeners by IPMI. Mouw was named one of IPMI’s Parking Professionals of the Year in 2019 and received the association’s Chairman’s Award in 2014. He is a longtime volunteer with the organization, having served on multiple committees and as a member of its CAPP Board of Directors.

“We’re excited to welcome IPMI as our strategic partner,” says Mouw. “This partnership will be a mutually beneficial one that will help more people learn about the importance of parking and mobility in daily life, and share the expertise of leaders and innovators to industry members.”

IPMI Chief Executive Officer Shawn Conrad, CAE, says, “IPMI is looking forward to joining the podcasting world through this partnership. The Parking Podcast delivers quality content and interesting stories, and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”

The Parking Podcast will be available through IPMI’s online resource center, at parking-mobility.org, as well as at parkingcast.com and on podcast platforms that include Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

MRC: Canadian Transportation Research Forum: Investigating Safety Impact of Backlit Pedestrian Crossing Sign Using Driver Behavior Analysis

Investigating Safety Impact of Backlit Pedestrian Crossing Sign Using Driver Behavior Analysis, 2016

Authors: Foomani Matin, Ciprian Alecsandru, and Patrick Lauziere

Publisher: Canadian Transportation Research Forum

This paper discusses the effectiveness of BLS ped-crossing signs and benchmarked it to standard BLS.

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