NCTCOG coordinates regional training and best practice events to advance parking management knowledge among planning and development professionals. NCTCOG’s past symposiums from 2014 and 2017 also provide a resource for learning about best practices.
The 2017 North Texas Parking Management symposium "Flexible Parking for the Future: Responding to Market Demands and Transportation Choices" was held August 2, 2017 at the Hilton Arlington.
The purpose of the symposium was to focus on these questions:
- How do we build better parking for the estimated 10 million people who will call North Texas home in 2040?
- If cars drive themselves, will they even need to park? What is the latest research and innovative practices in parking management?
- How is parking evolving in response to changing market demands, urban form, and technology?
Morning Seminar Presentations:
Paris Rutherford, Catalyst Urban Development -- Parking: Myths, Realities, and Opportunities
Reid Ewing, University of Utah -- Trip & Parking Generation at Transit-Oriented developments;
Trip and Parking Generation Rates for Different Housing Types
Ross Conway, Gensler -- The Game-Changing Impacts of the Driverless Car on the Future of Cities
Patrick Siegman, Nelson/Nygaard -- Undoing a Great Planning Disaster: Parking Policies for Today & Tomorrow
City Code, Private Capital and Shifting Parking Requirements (Discussion)
Reid Ewing, University of Utah
Paris Rutherford, Catalyst Urban Development
Patrick Siegman, Nelson/Nygaard
Perspectives on Automated Vehicles and the Parking Future
Thomas Bamonte, NCTCOG
Ross Conway, Gensler
Chad Snyder, Walker Parking
Innovative Parking Management Plans
Tom Grant, Kimley-Horn
Glenn Gadbois, Gadbois Consulting
Barry Lohr, Sundance Square
Best Practices in Green Parking Design for North Texas
Nicole Hays and Geoffrey Reiner, Jacobs
Samit Patel, Dunaway Associates
Technology Applications for Smart Parking
Donzell Gipson and Wendy Nalls, City of Dallas Police Department
Public-Private Coordination for Managed Parking
Peter Elliot, City of Fort Worth
Jacob Gonzalez, Carl Walker, WGI
Paul Stresow, City of El Paso
This regional symposium addressed various parking related topics such as parking policies, practices, management, and implementation strategies. Local public sector professionals from North Texas communities, national experts, and developers discussed the challenges and solutions for sustainable parking in the growing region. The symposium included a mobile tour of various innovative parking pilot projects in Dallas.
The agenda for the symposium and presentations from each guest speaker and local panelists are below:
Parking Professional Presentations
Rick Mobley, RS&H
Cindy Patton, City of Denver
Local Government Panel Presentations
Clayton Comstock, City of North Richland Hills
Peer Chacko, City of Dallas
Wendy Nalls, City of Dallas
Nika Reinecke, City of Lewisville
Local Developer Panel Presentations
Max Holderby, Vestar - West 7th, Fort Worth, TX
Gary Mann, Trammell Crow Company