The Future of Parking
The Future of Parking

Peak Parking Performance

Congestion Costs: How Smart Parking Can Be a Solution to Urban Congestion >>

Urban Mobility: Current Data and Future Trends >>

The Damus CEO Forum >>

Speaking with Authority: The Parking Industry’s Policy Agenda >>

Small and Medium Parking Operators Legal Issues Forum >>

Curb Management Strategies – Finding What Works: The Las Vegas Experience >>

Curb Appeal: How Cincinnati’s Integrated Parking Management Approach Has Raised Revenue and Reduced Congestion >>

Congestion Costs: How Smart Parking Can Be a Solution to Urban Congestion

Tuesday, October 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Congestion is a major headache for commuters, businesses, urban planners, and economic development authorities costing all stake-holders both time and money. There is a false assumption that parking is part of the congestion problem as it encourages more traffic in urban areas.

In this session you will learn how NPA’s latest research report debunks that myth and reframes issue of congestion to highlight how important it is to keep roadways and curbs clear to facilitate traffic flow and reduce congestion. The session will highlight the causes of congestion (curb surfing, curb idling, double parking, rideshare, etc) and it will outline how much congestion costs cities, commuters, and economic development authorities.

The report’s authors will demonstrate how parking can be an important part of the transportation infrastructure and how shared mobility should include parking in smarter cities as a positive way to reduce congestion.


John Jullens, Principal and US Automotive Leader, PwC
Brandon Mason, Director and US Mobility Leader, PwC
Andrew Higashi, Director of Strategy, PwC

Urban Mobility: Current Data and Future Trends

Tuesday, October 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Changes in urban mobility patterns from autonomous vehicles to electric vehicles and from ride-hailing services to bike-sharing programs are clear and present challenges to the parking industry.

What is the real – and realistic impact that the mobility trends will have on parking operations and parking asset investors?   What do the current mobility data tell operators and how should investors plan to stay ahead of the market?

Join Rick West, parking asset expert, and his panel of invited guests who will share their perspective and business intelligence on this dynamic mobility environment.

Rick and his guests will discuss:

  • The myth versus reality of ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, vehicle ownership, and electric cars
  • The key role that consumers play in mobility trend
  • The parking real estate landscape outlook and its likely impact on parking operations
  • How operators and investors should prepare for this changing environment


Rick West, Managing Director, West FSI

The Damus CEO Forum 

Wednesday, October 24, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Join David Damus, CEO, System Property Development Inc./Motorparks for another insightful C-suite level interview with a parking industry chief executive.

David will examine the business strategy, tactics, and mission of a leading parking operation in today’s competitive and changing business environment.


David DamusDavid Damus
System Property Development Inc./Motorparks






Marc Baumann, CEO, SP+
Jed Hatfield, CPP, President, Colonial Parking (DE)
Alan Lazowksi, Chairman & CEO, LAZ Parking

Speaking with Authority: The Parking Industry’s Policy Agenda

Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The mobility and transportation space has changed massively in the last few years from the rise of autonomous vehicles to the challenge of ride-sharing and from smart cities programs to mobile payment solutions. How can parking stay relevant and how can it claim a seat at the table where many of these key mobility decisions are taken? 

Hear the initial results from NPA’s advocacy project and learn the key talking-points that parking operators can employ when working with their clients, CBDs, media, and legislators.

Small and Medium Parking Operators Legal Issues Forum

Wednesday, October 24, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Tax rates, zoning ordinances, minimum wages issues, contract management disputes. Parking operators face a mountain of legal and regulatory hurdles. Mike Stevens, of Arent Fox and NPA’s legal counsel hosts a roundtable forum aimed specifically at small and medium-sized operators. 


Michael StevensMichael Stevens
Arent Fox, LLP


Curb Management Strategies – Finding What Works: The Las Vegas Experience

Thursday, October 25, 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Managing the curb has become the latest challenge for mobility professionals in cities, airports, special event venues, and central business districts. The competition for space for on-street parking, ride share pick-up, and delivery drop-off is increasing and is forcing municipalities to rethink their approach to curb managing the curb space.  

In this informative session the city of Las Vegas explains their strategic approach to this problem. The city has created a task force consisting of transportation companies, downtown property owners and elected officials who are working together to create curb management strategies which will reduce congestion and move people efficiently.  The strategy includes partnerships with private property owners for rideshare and taxi staging; the creation of active loading zones staffed by traffic management attendants; and special event management operations every weekend. This session will benefit anyone looking to gain insight into effective (and ineffective) curb management strategies.


Brandy Stanley, Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas

Curb Appeal: How Cincinnati’s Integrated Parking Management Approach Has Raised Revenue and Reduced Congestion

Thursday, October 25, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Faced with inconvenient payment options and growing meter maintenance issues, Cincinnati implemented an array of technologies to make parking more convenient and generate revenue.

Learn how Cincinnati used a holistic approach to integration and parking management to reinvent its curbside parking system. By addressing enforcement, metering technology, violations processing, hearings, collections, and regulatory policy, the City not only made parking easier, it improved turnover, shifted demand, and generated vital revenue.

Parking revenues were earmarked to help fund multimodal projects like the Cincinnati Bell Connector, the City’s streetcar, further reducing congestion and helping solve the first- and last-mile problem.


Daniel Fortinberry, Parking Division Manager, City of Cincinnati
Matt Darst, Senior Director, Parking and Mobility Solutions - ?Conduent