Video of each speaker’s talk is available below.

Sustainable Saratoga is hosting a two-night speaker series to educate and inform the community about the issues cities face with parking and transportation. The goal of this forum is not to identify specific solutions for Saratoga Springs, but rather to inform ourselves as a community about how issues such as scarce parking and traffic congestion arise and what experts and other successful communities have done to address them.

WHAT: Downtown Parking and Transportation Forum

WHERE: Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St.

WHEN: Weds. 1/21 and Thurs. 1/22/15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Open to the public. Each speaker will present for approximately 40 minutes followed by public discussion.

Night One:

Parking, Transportation and Development: Balancing Priorities

Weds. January 21, 2015 at 7 p.m.

prov-Mike Manville formal_270x270Michael Manville, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is a national expert on the economics of parking and public finance. He has advised local, state, and federal officials about transportation policy, and consulted with both developers and environmental organizations about land use regulation. He holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of California-Los Angeles.

Night Two:

From the field: lessons from other communities

Thurs. January 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Jacobson_1xLisa Jacobson is Senior Associate at Nelson\Nygaard, a nationally recognized transportation consulting firm. Lisa has worked on comprehensive parking studies in cities including Portsmouth, NH, Springfield, MA, and Charlotte, NC; and multimodal planning efforts in New Haven, CT, and Columbus, OH. In her practice, Lisa has become fluent in state-of-the-practice development of transportation systems that promote vibrant, sustainable, and accessible communities.


Michael Manville: Parking and Healthy Downtowns

Lisa Jacobson: Sustainable Parking Policies