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.
Parking, Transportation and Development: Balancing Priorities
Weds. January 21, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Michael 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.
- Official biography and list of works at Cornell Department of City & Regional Planning
- Michael Manville’s personal website
From the field: lessons from other communities
Thurs. January 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Lisa 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