Future facing approaches to parking and movement - a UDG Coalition Conversation

Wednesday 10 February 2021 - 18:00
Zoom
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

WHY WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PARKING
Katja Stille  Chair of UDG; Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Director

Speakers

BALANCING MOBILITY; TOOLS AND APPROACHES TO DESIGNING-IN MODAL SHIFT
Simon Harrison  Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Head of Design

A USER CENTRIC APPROACH
Daniel Quan  WSP, Associate

THE COMMERCIAL HURDLES IN MAKING CAR-FREE DEVELOPMENTS A REALITY
Matthew Sampson  U&I, Development Director 

BREAKING SILOS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTS
Jonathan Smales  Human Nature (Places), Executive Chairman

A LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVE
Kenji Shermer  East Devon District Council, Urban Designer 

 

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