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October 20, 2021 IPMI Webinar: How U.S. Cities Can Learn from Smart City Innovations in Europe. Presented by David Parker, Cleverciti.

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IPMI Webinar: Getting Smart: Strategies to Get Started Creating Smart Communities. Presented by Thomas Szubka, CAPP, Walker Consultants

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We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here.

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  • Offers one CAPP Credit towards application or certifications.  Learn more about CAPP today. 

Curb Management and the Smart Cities Road Map

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.

Smart Cities and The Critical Role of Parking

The Parking Podcast logoBy Robert Ferrin

Columbus, Ohio, received a total of $50 million in the form of two grants as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge: $40 million from the USDOT and $10 million from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. One of the eight demonstration projects includes an Event Parking Management (EPM) system. The EPM system will bring together on and off-street parking availability, payment, and reservation off-street. This project will improve customer service and provide citizens the ability to thoughtfully plan their trip, thus helping to better manage congestion and improve access to Downtown Columbus and the bustling Short North Arts District.

I recently spoke with The Parking Podcast about it. Listen in to hear more, including thoughts on smart cities, starting a new parking program, and how parking plays a critical role at the intersection of transportation and land use in our cities.

Robert Ferrin is assistant director for parking services at the City of Columbus and a member of IPMI’s Board of Directors.

Sidewalk Labs Named Disruptor of the Year for Toronto Smart City Project

Meter showing disruptionSidewalk Labs earned the Disruptor of the Year title from Smart Cities Dive for its futuristic Quayside community on the water in Toronto, Canada.  The community, the company says, will incorporate five key pillars of a smart community:

  • Job creation and economic development.
  • Housing affordability.
  • Sustainability and climate-positive development.
  • New mobility.
  • Urban innovation.

Quayside will be built with mass timber; the company plans to build a factory for the material as well, creating jobs and boosting sustainability in the future. It will also incorporate advanced energy systems, affordable housing, a large mass-transit system, and streets designed to encourage shared transportation over single-occupant car use.

Read more about it here.