Future facing approaches to parking and movement: a UDG Coalition Conversation
Little Haldens, developer Human Nature
A majority of what we build today is not fit for the future. How can we build flexibly and future facing? What is stopping us from making changes right now?
Many people and regulatory bodies agree that we have to move towards less car dependent ways of living, by delivering a modal shift; a flexible approach to car parking and improved street environments that encourage walking and cycling. Yet this is not reflected in many of the developments that are being built right now.
At this event, we will hear from those that are delivering change. We hear about the tools and techniques that they employ, and why it makes commercial sense to take a flexible approach to car parking and invest in modal change.
Together, we will discuss the challenges and barriers of building today what we need tomorrow and most importantly how we can enable today's exemplar developments to become tomorrow's mainstream.
Introduction and Chair
Katja Stille Chair of UDG; Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Director
WHY WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PARKING
Simon Harrison Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Head of Design
BALANCING MOBILITY; TOOLS AND APPROACHES TO DESIGNING-IN MODAL SHIFT
Daniel Quan WSP, Associate
A USER CENTRIC APPROACH
Matthew Sampson U&I, Development Director
THE COMMERCIAL HURDLES IN MAKING CAR-FREE DEVELOPMENTS A REALITY
Jonathan Smales Human Nature (Places), Executive Chairman
BREAKING SILOS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTS
Kenji Shermer East Devon District Council, Urban Designer
A LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVE