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

Getting Smart: Strategies to Get Started Creating Smart Communities

Thomas Szubka, CAPP; Senior Consultant; Walker Consultants

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Everything around us is getting smart—your house, your car, your watch, and the parking and mobility industry is no exception. This can be overwhelming to professionals regardless of if they oversee a mature parking and mobility program or are just getting started. This presentation will introduce participants to the smart city/campus/community concept and help them gain comfort and confidence in beginning their journey towards implementing smart infrastructure solutions.

Attendees will:

  • Define what it means to be a smart city/campus/community
  • Recognize the benefits of becoming a smart city/campus/community and the effects on economic development, urban planning, transportation, parking, and mobility.
  • Identify the details of what is included in being a smart city/campus/community.
  • Explore strategies towards implementing smart infrastructure solutions from which a city/campus/community can scale.

Offers 1 CAPP Credit towards application or recertification.


Thomas Szubka, CAPP; Senior Consultant; Walker Consultants

With more than 17 years of experience in Parking and Mobility, recently on the senior management team, Thomas Szubka, CAPP, is an experienced leader in operations, sales, and organizational development. With past leadership experience as a parking operator in the private and municipal sectors, he has an extensive background in
parking and mobility operations as well as the development and implementation of supporting technologies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Parking and Transportation Association (President-elect), is a member of the IPMI Technology Committee, and is an IPMI APO Site Reviewer.

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

How U.S. Cities Can Learn from Smart City Innovations in Europe

David Parker; Chief Operating Officer, Cleverciti

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The City of Cologne, Germany, has deployed the world’s most comprehensive turn-by-turn parking guidance system, leading the way for cities globally to reduce parking search times, traffic congestion, and emissions. Now, leading U.S. cities are learning from this and other innovations and deploying similar smart city solutions. We will take a deep-dive into how Cologne reinvented its arrival experience, explore the before and after effects with feedback from citizens and the data gathered by the city. We will also share how Cologne marketed the solution to residents to maximize utilization and ensure citizen satisfaction. Finally, we will extrapolate a set of best practices for how a U.S. city can achieve similar results.

Attendees will:

  • Describe goal-setting strategies for smart city projects and learn how to prioritize investments.
  • Recognize the real-world impact that can be realized from improved parking search.
  • Review best practices for deploying parking guidance within a city.

Offers 1 CAPP Credit towards application or recertification.


Presenter:

David Parker; Chief Operating Officer, Cleverciti

Throughout his career, David Parker has been a bridge between the U.S. and Europe for innovative, high-tech firms, first in digital marketing and now in smart cities. As COO of Cleverciti, he leads the company’s global growth, working closely with cities around the world to deploy smart parking solutions.

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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.