Concurrent Session- The Brave New World of Parking

April 17, 2018 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions

Parking requirements raise the cost of construction, limit denser projects, and drive growth to the suburbs.  Emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles and ridesourcing can be game changers, further reducing parking demand and costs.  With new technology, there is the potential to reduce costs, meet parking requirements on smaller lots and build more creative projects. Also, designers are using new approaches to ensure that garages can be cost-effectively converted to alternative uses when market demands change.


Moderator:  Roamy Valera, Chairman, International Parking Institute

Panelists:     Jeff Farner, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Alexandria

Omar Abdul-Baki, Galena Capital Partners

Stephen Rebora, CEO, Desman