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Embracing “E” Words for Campus Mobility

College student wearing a mask and biking on campus.By Sarah Blouch, Carl DePinto, Zachary Pearce, and Keith Palma

Initiating changes to parking and mobility systems on college campuses can be difficult and frustrating for campus parking professionals. New solutions to old problems abound as technology and innovation flourish in the industry. But the fear of the unknown, competing needs for a scarce resource that require established priorities, and the inability to gain consensus (much less a direction) on those critical priorities are all frequent reasons why university leaders tend to resist making changes. They have enough challenges to deal with at any given time, so why create more?

Well, it turns out there is nothing like a good crisis to help the evolution of change move forward! While the pandemic forced everyone into crises management mode for the past 15 months, we have now shifted into planning for a “new normal” and at the same time, seizing opportunities to implement long-desired changes to make our systems more effective for the customer and efficient for operations. Flexible and scalable parking options to address hybrid work schedules, protocols around cleanliness and social distancing, and event parking changes to better manage traffic and enhance safety for the sellers are all now possible (and in many cases required) to manage the long-term aftereffects of COVID-19.

It is time to embrace the ”E” words: Evolutions in operations to Enhance Efficiency and Effectiveness.

Carl DePinto and Zach Pearce are with Duke University and Duke Health; and Sarah Blouch and Keith Palma are with CampusParc. They will present on this topic at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, in Tampa, Fla.

Free Online Shoptalk: Curb Management in the Real World: Case Studies and Conversation, Moderated by Robert Ferrin and Brandy Stanley, CAPP

Curb Management in the Real World: Case Studies and Conversation, Moderated by Robert Ferrin, City of Columbus, Ohio and Brandy Stanley, CAPP, City of Las Vegas Parking Services


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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.

Curbside management continued its leap to prominence even as COVID-19 decimated traditional parking demand. From deliveries to passenger pick-up and drop-off to restaurant and retail curbside service, on-street dining, public transit and beyond, managing who uses the curb, for how long, and sometimes for how much—and how drivers can plan for it—is a big priority in cities and operations around the world. Join us for real-world case studies from Columbus, Ohio, and Las Vegas, Nev., including great ideas that worked, the technology coming to the forefront, lessons learned, and beyond.


Moderators

Robert Ferrin

As Assistant Director for Parking Services, Robert Ferrin oversees the administration, enforcement, operations, and management of public parking for the City of Columbus, Ohio. In June 2019, he was elected to the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) Board of Directors. Robert moved to Columbus in late 2017 from Colorado, where he spent nearly seven years working in various parking leadership roles with the City and County of Denver as their Manager of On-Street Programs and the City of Aurora as their Parking & Mobility Manager. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography.

Brandy Stanley, CAPP

Brandy Stanley, CAPP, has served as the Parking Services Manager for the city of Las Vegas since 2011 and has been in parking for almost 30 years. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the city’s parking system including the operation of parking meters, enforcement, collections, off-street facility management, and contract negotiations. She is also responsible for technology evaluation and implementation, supporting new development with parking expertise, and setting the direction and mission for how the parking system can best support the city’s economic development goals. Brandy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

September 1, 2021: Free Online Shoptalk: Hospital/Medical Center Parking and Mobility: Unique Challenges and Solutions

Hospital/Medical Center Parking and Mobility: Unique Challenges and Solutions, Moderated by George Richardson, CAPP, UF Health Shands Hospital

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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.

Online Instructor Led Learning: Wicked Problem Solving – May 13, 2021

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You’ll notice that we have launched your new member portal.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact info@parking-mobility.org


Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee.  NOT A MEMBER? JOIN TODAY.


Wicked Problem Solving

In this intermediate-level course, industry leaders will be provided wicked problems and practice how to solve them. Learn what makes a problem wicked. The easy problems are solved, the ones left for executives are wicked.

Objectives:

  • Learn about your approach to problem-solving and those of others.
  • Practice identifying the three aspects that make a problem wicked and recognize steps on how to solve them.
  • Practice identifying wicked problems given current real-life scenarios that the industry is facing due to COVID-19.
  • Identify the people problems that impede solutions.

This is a two-day course.  Offers 4 CAPP points or .4 CEU’s toward application or recertification.


Instructor:

Dr. Andrea Hornett

Andrea Hornett taught strategy at Penn State and is retired from the business faculty at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Andy researched virtual teams at Xerox, earning her doctorate at George Washington University. She has more than a hundred presentations and peer-reviewed publications in organizational problem solving and learning, leadership, ethics, and knowledge transfer. In her extensive business career, she developed and consulted on global strategies and organizational solutions (e.g. DuPont Pharmaceuticals, The GAP, National Alliance of Business, Manufacturers’ Association of the Delaware Valley).

Online Instructor Led Learning: Wicked Problem Solving – October 21, 2021

 

 

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Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?

Contact us at professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

NOT A MEMBER? JOIN TODAY.


Wicked Problem Solving

In this intermediate-level course, industry leaders will be provided with wicked problems and practice how to solve them. Learn what makes a problem wicked. The easy problems are solved, the ones left for executives are wicked.

Objectives:

  • Learn about your approach to problem-solving and those of others.
  • Practice identifying the three aspects that make a problem wicked and recognize steps on how to solve them.
  • Practice identifying wicked problems given current real-life scenarios that the industry is facing due to COVID-19.
  • Identify the people problems that impede solutions.

This is a two-day course.  Offers 4 CAPP points or .4 CEU’s toward application or recertification.

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


Instructor:

Dr. Andrea Hornett

Andrea Hornett taught strategy at Penn State and is retired from the business faculty at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Andy researched virtual teams at Xerox, earning her doctorate at George Washington University. She has more than a hundred presentations and peer-reviewed publications in organizational problem solving and learning, leadership, ethics, and knowledge transfer. In her extensive business career, she developed and consulted on global strategies and organizational solutions (e.g. DuPont Pharmaceuticals, The GAP, National Alliance of Business, Manufacturers’ Association of the Delaware Valley).

 

Register here.

IPMI Webinar: Frictionless Parking: Smoothing Out the Edges for a Seamless Mobility Experience. Presented by the Technology Committee and Nick Mazzenga


Frictionless Parking: Smoothing Out the Edges for a Seamless Mobility Experience

An IPMI Technology Committee Presentation

Offered by Nick Mazzenga, PE, Kimley-Horn

Register here for this webinar.

Or purchase the entire 2021 professional development series bundle.


Explore the state of the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s efforts to create a seamless, frictionless, and contactless experience for customers and operators.  This session will define the concept of frictionless parking and multiple levels of integration, and examine case studies and applications for both on and off-street operations. Dive into the advantages and disadvantages of systems as well as current (and potential future) technologies and strategies to achieve more streamlined operations.

Attendees will:

  • Define frictionless parking and associated levels through case studies and applications.
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of strategies, applications, and current technology.
  • Discuss potential considerations for longer-term strategic and operational planning, as well as next steps for successful implementation.

Offers 1 CAPP Credit towards application or recertification.


Presented by:

Nick Mazzenga, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Nick Mazzenga, P.E., is a parking technology consultant with Kimley-Horn. He serves on IPMI’s Technology Committee and is passionate about leveraging technology to improve transportation infrastructure. Nick earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia, respectively. He also is an Eno Transportation Foundation Fellow. In his free time, Nick enjoys running and spending time with his family and beloved dog, aptly named “Parker.”

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Free Online Shoptalk: Leading Remote Teams and Best Practices


Free Online Shoptalk: Leading Remote Team & Best Practices

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IPMI invites all industry professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your various mobility programs and options, including managing employees from home and best practices for working from home. We understand this is an extremely busy time and will record the online shoptalk and distribute to all members and colleagues.

Working from home comes with its perks, but also its challenges and frustrations. Join us to collaborate about how we’re managing people, organizations, and our own work and time while working from home during COVID-19. Bring your questions and the solutions that have worked for you for a discussion about the best ways to keep our companies, staffs, and selves at our best while the office is where we live.

If you have a question or would like to share something that has worked for your organization in advance, please email Fernandez@parking-mobility.org.


Moderator:

Vanessa Solesbee headshotVanessa Solesbee, CAPP, is Parking & Transit Manager for the Town of Estes Park, Colorado. In her role, Vanessa manages on- and off-street parking for a small mountain community that welcomes 4.5 million visitors each summer. Vanessa also manages Estes Transit, a free seasonal shuttle system with five routes serving 55 stops throughout the Estes Valley. Vanessa is currently leading one of the Town’s four COVID-19 operational response teams focused on accelerated economic and business recovery.  Vanessa is also President of The Solesbee Group, LLC (TSG), a management consultancy founded in 2013. TSG specializes in designing public involvement processes that support parking, transportation and mobility planning efforts for cities and universities. Vanessa was also part of Kimley-Horn’s parking planning practice from 2015-2017.